Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
we like bastards are laid abroad, even as foundlings, to be trained up by grief and sorrow.
1. a person whose parents were not married to each other when he or she was born;
2. used to insult sb, especially a man, who has been rude, unpleasant or cruel;
a baby who has been left by its parents and who is found and taken care of by sb else.