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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

be found. The best men are sometimes inconsistent with themselves. They 

are liable to be hurried, by sudden starts of passion, into expressions 

and actions, which their _cooler_ reason will condemn. They may have 

some oddities of behavior, and some peculiarities of temper. They may be 

subject to accidental ill humor, or to whimsical complaints. Blemishes 

of this kind often shade the brightest character; but they are never 

destructive of mutual felicity, unless when they are made so by an 

improper resentment, or by an ill-judged opposition. When cooled, and in 

his usual temper, the man of understanding, if he has been wrong, will 

suggest to himself all that could be urged against him. The man of good 

nature will, unupbraided, own his error. Immediate contradiction is, 

therefore, wholly unserviceable, and highly imprudent; an after 

repetition is equally unnecessary and injudicious. Any peculiarities in 

the temper or behavior ought to be properly represented in the tenderest 

and in the most friendly manner. If the representation of them is made 

discreetly, it will generally be well taken. But if they are so habitual 

as not easily to be altered, strike not too often upon the unharmonious 

string. Rather let them pass unobserved. Such a cheerful compliance will 

better cement your union; and they may be made easy to yourself, by 

reflecting on the superior good qualities by which these trifling faults 

are so greatly overbalanced. 

 

"You must remember, my dear, these rules are laid down on the 

supposition of your being united to a person who possesses the three 

qualifications for happiness before mentioned. In this case no farther 

direction is necessary, but that you strictly perform the duty of a 

wife, namely, to love, to honor, and obey. The two first articles are a 

tribute so indispensably due to _merit_, that they must be paid by 

_inclination_--and they naturally lead to the performance of the last, 

which will not only be easy, but a pleasing task, since nothing can ever 

be enjoined by such a person that is in itself improper, and a few 

things will, that can, with any reason, be disagreeable to you. 

 

"The being united to a man of irreligious principles, makes it 

impossible to discharge a great part of the proper duty of a wife. To 

name but one instance, obedience will be rendered impracticable, by 

frequent injunctions inconsistent with, and contrary to, the higher 

obligations of morality. This is not a supposition, but is a certainty 

founded upon facts, which I have too often seen and can attest. Where 


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