Above Westminster the Thames is quite frozen over...Many fantastical experiments are daily put in practice, as certain youths burnt a gallon of wine upon the ice and made all the passengers partakers. but the best is of an honest woman (they say) that had a great longing to have her husband get her with child upon the Thames.
-- John Chamberlain January 8 1608
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Posted on Aug 04, 2008 - 07:30 AM by Bill McCann