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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

have exerted his utmost efforts to please, and become acceptable? 

 

When he had concluded his bargain, and was carrying her home, we meet 

with a circumstance worthy of remark. When she first approached Isaac, 

who had walked out into the fields to meet her, she did it in the most 

submissive manner, as if she had been approaching a lord and master, 

rather than a fond and passionate lover. From this circumstance, as well 

as from several others, related in the sacred history, it would seem 

that women, instead of endeavoring, as in modern times, to persuade the 

world that they confer an immense favor on a lover, by deigning to 

accept of him, did not scruple to confess, that the obligation was 

conferred on themselves. 

 

This was the case with Ruth, who had laid herself down at the feet of 

Boaz; and being asked by him who she was, answered, "I am Ruth, thine 

handmaid; spread, therefore, thy skirt over thine handmaid, for thou art 

a near kinsman." 

 

When Jacob went to visit his uncle Laban, he met Rachel, Laban's 

daughter, in the fields, attending on the flocks of her father. 

 

In a much later period, Tamar, one of the daughters of king David, was 

sent by her father to perform the servile office of making cakes for her 

brother Amnon. 

 

The simplicity of the times in which these things happened, no doubt, 

very much invalidates the strength of the conclusions that naturally 

arise from them. But, notwithstanding, it still appears that women were 

not then treated with the delicacy which they have experienced among 

people more polished and refined. 

 

Polygamy also prevailed; which is so contrary to the inclination of the 

sex, and so deeply wounds the delicacy of their feelings, that it is 

impossible for any woman voluntarily to agree to it, even where it is 

authorized by custom and by law. Wherever, therefore, polygamy takes 

place, we may assure ourselves that women have but little authority, and 

have scarcely arrived at any consequence in society. 

 

 

WOMEN OF ANCIENT EGYPT. 

 

Wherever the human race live solitary, and unconnected with each other, 

they are savage and barbarous. Wherever they associate together, that 

association produces softer manners and a more engaging deportment. 

 

The Egyptians, from the nature of their country, annually overflowed by 

the Nile, had no wild beasts to hunt, nor could they procure any thing 

by fishing. On these accounts, they were under a necessity of applying 

themselves to agriculture, a kind of life which naturally brings mankind 

together, for mutual convenience and assistance. 

 

They were, likewise, every year, during the inundation of the river, 


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