Superstitions about New Born Children: Cats suck the breath of infants, and so kill them. This extremely unphilosophical notion of cats preferring exhausted to pure air, is frequently a cause of great annoyance to poor pussy, when, after having established herself close to baby, in a snug warm cradle, she finds herself ignominiously hustled out under suspicion of compassing the death of her quiet new acquaintance, who is not yet big enough to pull her tail. If you rock an empty cradle, you will rock a new baby into it. This is a superstition in viridi observatia, and it is quite curious to see the face of alarm with which a poor woman, with her tenth baby in her arms, will dash across a room to prevent the ‘baby-but-one’ from engaging in such a dangerous amusement as rocking the empty cradle.
The swallow frigate was, in July 1812, engaged in a severe action with a French frigate near Majorca. One of the sailors, named Phelan, had his wife on board. In such circumstances, the woman is always expected to assist the surgeons in attending on the sick and wounded. The 2 ships being engaged yard-arm and yard-arm, the slaughter was great, and the cockpit became crowded with poor fellows in need of attention. While engaged in her service of kindness, the woman heard that her husband was wounded on deck. She rushed up, and reached the spot in time to catch poor Phelan in her arms. The kissed and embraced; but next instant a cannon-ball took off the unfortunate woman’s head. The husband gave one agonized look at the dead wife, and then expired. When the rage of the battle was over, the 2 bodies were sewed up in a hammock and consigned to the deep. The hapless wife had, only 3 weeks before, given birth to an infant. The child was thus left an orphan, with no woman near it, and none but rough handed, though kind-hearted, tars to tend it. They all declared their willingness to be fathers to the little one; but a mother was still wanting. It happened, however, thatone of the officers had a female Maltese goat on board. The child was put to the goat, and followed his natural instinct by sucking. The animal became so accustomed to this proceeding, that she would lie down voluntarily to suckle the infant. Goat’s milk is known to be very nourishing; and little Tommy (as the sailors called him) prospered with this substitute for a natural parent. 
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. I
The Untold History of The White Races cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
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