The Birth of a Son--Amelia and Becky as Mothers in 1816

Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp begin as school friends, but follow different paths.  Nonetheless, their lives intersect and dovetail each other in various ways.  For example, Becky and Amelia each give birth to a son in 1816--respectively, Rawdy Crawley and Georgy Osborne. 

"Major Sugarplums" by William Makepeace Thackeray depicts Amelia absorbed in her motherhood, holding Georgy in her arms.  Amelia is oblivious to the attentions of Dobbin, who has always loved her.

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Spring 1816

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