It may, however, be objected that there is too much about wet-nurses in these songs.
"They seem more like wet-nurses than mothers," she said to herself, with her wicked wit.
The nursing mothers, whether convicted or only accused, have special dormitories, and there is a shady garden for the wet-nurses.
Most wet-nurses have a child of their own; and don't you think they must hate the stranger's child that parts them from their own?
In large cities there are women who lead dissolute lives, put away their own children, and then rent themselves out as wet-nurses.
The former they employ as wet-nurses, the latter they of course rear up as their own.
She was the patron saint of flax-spinners, of procurers of wet-nurses, of vellum-dressers, and of bleachers of wool.
Several friends of the present writer have seen this done in India and Ceylon by male "wet-nurses."
The babies had a large room allotted to them, and I found the wet-nurses apportioned one to each child.
The employment of wet-nurses has produced a much more favorable result.