From the News Letter of May 11 1739 (May 22 modern date):
Sarum, April 30.
We hear from Limington in Hants, that one Mrs. Mitchell was lately brought to-bed there, of a daughter, whose great, great grand-mother is still living and has already seen her 5th generation, and all daughters; so that she may see the same that distitch doth, made on one of the Dalburg’s family of Basil.
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Mater ait natae, dic natae, filia natam
Ut moneat, natae, plangere filiolam.
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Rise up daughter, and go to thy daughter,
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For her daughter’s daughter hath a daughter.
She is about 92 years of age, is in perfect health, has all her sense clear, and hopes to see five generations more.
[There is much interest in the 1730s in people who live a long time or otherwise achieve interesting records. Stories sometimes break into commentary, or verse, as above, but it is rarely clear who the author is]