The most obvious connection is Amavia's description of her husbands early virility as he set off on his journey: "He pricked forth, his puissant force to proue, / Me then he left enwombed
of this child" (II.
28) The trope of an enwombed
male speaker was not uncommon in the period, but was used as a metaphor for the process of poetic production, rather than the more literal treatment we have here.
Him selfe before her feete he lowly threw, And gan for grace and loue of her to seeke: Which she accepting, he so neare her drew, That of his game she soone enwombed
grew, And forth did bring a Lion of great might; That shortly did all other beasts subdew: With that she waked, full of fearefull fright, And doubtfully dismayd through that so vneouth sight.
In Sirens, 2006, three big-eyed, waifish nudes are enwombed
by rococo swirls of graphite; one siren pushes against Hammerlein's marks with the palm of her hand, as if to see whether they will give.
Unlike Hyacinth in The Princess Casamassima, who is not only a more richly endowed figure but also someone we get to know long before he is enlisted in the terrorist project, Ahmad is a fully indoctrinated robot from the moment we meet him, disastrously enwombed
in a pathetic and delusional idea whose consequences he has no way of imagining.
The stuff human reality is made of is secreted by every one of them, enwombed
, awaken or asleep; alone or in the maternal bosom; or stewing in some other container--the tomb, group, or 'society'.
His male womb--itself weirdly enwombed
in Ninhursag's--acts as a kind of alembic in which deadly plants are concocted and thereafter magically emerge as divine medicinal agents whose powers to heal are thereby "fixed" in the permanent order of things.
I say I am your mother, And put you in the catalogue of those That were enwombed
marblelike world enwombed
by a dreadful tho speakable lust
The pipeline will be enwombed
with the proposed Iran-Pak oil refinery, which has a capacity of refining 6 million tonnes of crude oil.
249-50), and the poet tells how he "ached to see what things [her] hollow brain / behind enwombed
In this sequence, the distinctions among descriptive language, reported speech, and the actually seen are dissolved; the enwombed
sights of Moneta's skull are literally be-held by the speaker, and Moneta, present alongside the speaker, re-beholds them herself.