Yes, if need be.
Unhappy woman that I am! Alas for my flax! I've left it at home
So, here's another trying to escape to go home and strip her flax!
Oh! I swear by the goddess of light, the instant I have put it
in condition I will come straight back.
You shall do nothing of the kind! If once you began, others
would want to follow suit.
Oh! goddess divine, Ilithyia, patroness of women in labour,
stay, stay the birth, till I have reached a spot less hallowed than
What mean you by these silly tales?
I am going to have a child-now, this minute!