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.i.7-8).
(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.
A Fragment," 3:111-17) I ached to see what things the hollow brain Behind enwombed
: what high tragedy In the dark secret chambers of her skull Was acting ...
After a moment, he threatens to devour Britomart also, but she beats him back, he submits, and their exchange follows: 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.
Monetas promise is maternal "as near as an immortal's words / Could to a mother's soften ..." (1.249-50), and the poet tells how he "ached to see what things [her] hollow brain / behind enwombed