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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

the fetters of slavery, condemned to servitude, and have no influence in 

public affairs. Their empire is confined within the walls of the Harem. 

There are their graces and charms entombed. The circle of their life 

extends not beyond their own family and domestic duties. 

 

Their first care is to educate their children; and a numerous posterity 

is their most fervent wish. Mothers always suckle their children. This 

is expressly commanded by Mahomet:--"Let the mother suckle her child 

full two years, if the child does not quit the breast; but she shall be 

permitted to wean it, with the consent of her husband." 

 

The harem is the cradle and school of infancy. The new born feeble being 

is not there swaddled and filletted up in a swathe, the source of a 

thousand diseases. Laid naked on a mat, exposed in a vast chamber to the 

pure air, he breathes freely, and with his delicate limbs sprawls at 

pleasure. 

 

The daughter's education is the same. Whalebone and husks, which martyr 

European girls, they know not. They are only covered with a shift until 

six years old: and the dress they afterwards wear confines none of their 

limbs, but suffers the body to take its true form; and nothing is more 

uncommon than ricketty children, and crooked people. In Egypt, man rises 

in all his majesty, and woman displays every charm of person. 

 

The Egyptian women, once or twice a week, are permitted to go to the 

bath, and visit female relations and friends. They receive each other's 

visits very affectionately. When a lady enters the harem, the mistress 

rises, takes her hand, presses it to her bosom, kisses, and makes her 

sit down by her side; a slave hastens to take her black mantle; she is 

entreated to be at ease, quits her veil, and discovers a floating robe 

tied round her waist with a sash, which perfectly displays her shape. 

She then receives compliments according to their manner: "Why, my 

mother, or my sister, have you been so long absent? We sighed to see 

you! Your presence is an honor to our house! It is the happiness of our 

lives!" 

 

Slaves present coffee, sherbet, and confectionary. They laugh, talk and 

play. A large dish is placed on the sofa, on which are oranges, 

pomegranates, bananas, and excellent melons. Water, and rose-water 

mixed, are brought in an ewer, and with them a silver bason to wash the 

hands; and loud glee and merry conversation season the meal. The chamber 

is perfumed by wood of aloes, in a brazier; and, the repast ended, the 

slaves dance to the sound of cymbals, with whom the mistresses often 


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