Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

In correct theology, the Virgin ought not to be represented in bed, for she could not suffer like ordinary women, but her palace at Chartres is not much troubled by theology, and to her, as empress-mother, the pain of child-birth was a pleasure which she wanted her people to share.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres, p. 408, Library of America (1983).
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