William Mortensen's "The Seven Ages of Woman"
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"All the worlds a stage: and all the men and women… merely players, they have their exits and their entrances: And one woman in her time play many parts… her acts being seven ages — At first the infant mewling… and puking in its little crib…"
"And then the sweetheart… filled with odd impulsive longings, heralding love. Sugary hopes, and all the stuff of sweet sixteen — Alternating gloom and joy — with fresh young lips a tremble for a lover's kiss."
"And then the mother, in blissful contemplation of her cherished hope… Sweet, humble seed of all life's precious goods. And so she plays her part…"