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THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-1
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-2
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-3
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-4
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-5
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-6
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-7
DEGREES OF SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS-8
A VIEW OF MATRIMONY IN THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTS
FEMALE FRIENDSHIP
A LETTER TO A NEW MARRIED MAN
ITALIAN DEBAUCHERY
CUSTOM IN THE MOGUL EMPIRE
ANECDOTE OF CAESAR
POWER OF PHILTRES AND CHARMS
LAPLAND AND GREENLAND LADY
ART OF DETERMINING THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY,THE HABITS, AND THE AGE, OF WOMEN, NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISES OF DRESS
THE IDEAL OF FEMALE BEAUTY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS STATUE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-1
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-2
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. PREFACE
THE SEXUAL ABERRATIONS-1.1
DEVIATION IN REFERENCE TO THE SEXUAL AIM-1.2
GENERAL STATEMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL PERVERSIONS-1.3
PARTIAL IMPULSES AND EROGENOUS ZONES-1.4
THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.1
THE SEXUAL AIM OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.2
THE INFANTILE SEXUAL INVESTIGATION-2.3
THE SOURCES OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.4
THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBERTY-3
THE THEORY OF THE LIBIDO-3.1
SUMMARY-3.2
SUMMARY-3.3
INDEX-1
INDEX-2
INDEX-3

SKETCHES OF 

THE FAIR SEX, 

 

IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. 

 

TO WHICH ARE ADDED 

RULES FOR DETERMINING 

THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY, 

THE HABITS, AND THE AGE 

OF WOMEN, 

 

NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISE 

OF DRESS. 

 

 

BOSTON: 

THEODORE ABBOT, 

388 WASHINGTON ST. 

 

1841. 

 

 

 

 

Entered according to act of congress, in the year 1841, by 

 

THEODORE ABBOT, 

 

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts. 

 

 

 

 

In the following Pages, 

 

 

It is our design to present a pleasing and interesting miscellany, which 

will serve to beguile the leisure hour, and will at the same time couple 

instruction with amusement. We have used but little method in the 

arrangement: Choosing rather to furnish the reader with a rich profusion 

of narratives and anecdotes, all tending to illustrate the 

 

FEMALE CHARACTER, 

 

to display its delicacy, its sweetness, its gentle or sometimes heroic 

virtues, its amiable weaknesses, and strange defects--than to attempt an 

accurate analysis of the hardest subject man ever attempted to master, 

viz--WOMAN. 

 

It will be seen that we do not set down Woman as a cipher in the account 

of human beings. We accord to her her full share of importance in the 

world, and we have not attempted to relieve her from a sense of her 

responsibility as an accountable being. Above all, we have not failed to 

impress upon her the obligations she is under to CHRISTIANITY, whose 

benign influences have raised her to be the companion and bosom-friend 

of man, instead of his mere handmaid and dependant. It is religion that 

must form such a character as the following, which though applied by 

Pope to one of the most accomplished women of his time, is that of a 

CHRISTIAN WIFE in every age and station,-- 

 

"Oh! blest with temper whose unclouded ray 

Can make tomorrow cheerful as to-day: 

She who can love a sister's charms, or hear 

Sighs for a daughter with unwounded ear; 

She who ne'er answers till a husband cools, 

Or, if she rules him, never shows she rules; 

Charms by accepting--by submitting sways, 

Yet has her humor most, when she obeys." 

 

By causing the character of woman to be more thoroughly discussed and 

better understood;--by making it more frequently the theme of rational 

meditation to the young and ardent, who, from the force of defective 

education, are apt to regard all "the sex," beyond a very limited 

circle, as mere accessaries to animal enjoyment,--whose peace they may 

wound without compunction, and whose happiness they may peril without 

reflection,--we feel that we shall do both sexes a good service, and one 


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