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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

this happens, the reasons for non-compliance ought to be offered in a 

plain, strong, good natured manner. There is at least the chance of 

success from being heard. But should those reasons be rejected, or the 

hearing them refused, and silence on the subject enjoined, which is most 

probable, few people caring to hear what they know to be right, when 

they are determined not to be convinced by it--obey the injunction, and 

urge not the argument farther. Keep, however, steady to your principles, 

and suffer neither persuasion nor threats to prevail on you to act 

contrary to them. All commands repugnant to the laws of christianity, 

it is your indispensable duty to disobey. All requests that are 

inconsistent with prudence, or incompatible with the rank and character 

which you ought to maintain in life, it is your interest to refuse. A 

compliance with the former would be criminal, a consent to the latter 

highly indiscreet; and it might thereby subject you to general censure. 

For a man, capable of requiring, from his wife, what he knows to be in 

itself wrong, is equally capable of throwing the whole blame of such 

misconduct on her, and of afterwards upbraiding her for a behavior, to 

which he will, upon the same principle, disown that he has been 

accessary. Many similar instances have come within the compass of my own 

observation. In things of less material nature, that are neither 

criminal in themselves, nor pernicious in their consequences, always 

acquiesce, if insisted on, however disagreeable they may be to your own 

temper and inclination. Such a compliance will evidently prove that your 

refusal, in the other cases, proceeds not from a spirit of 

contradiction, but merely from a just regard to that superior duty which 

can never be infringed with impunity. 

 

"As the want of understanding is by no art to be concealed, by no 

address to be disguised, it might be supposed impossible for a woman of 

sense to unite herself to a person whose defect, in this instance, must 

render that sort of rational society, which constitutes the chief 

happiness of such an union, impossible. Yet here, how often has the 

weakness of female judgment been conspicuous! The advantages of great 

superiority in rank or fortune have frequently proved so irresistible a 

temptation, as, in opinion, to outweigh, not only the folly, but even 

the vices of its possessor--a grand mistake, ever tacitly acknowledged 

by a subsequent repentance, when the expected pleasures of affluence, 

equipage, and all the glittering pageantry, have been experimentally 

found insufficient to make amends for the want of that constant 


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