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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

satisfaction which results from the social joy of conversing with a 

reasonable friend! 

 

"But however weak this motive must be acknowledged, it is more excusable 

than another, which, I fear, has sometimes had an equal influence on the 

mind--I mean so great a love of sway, as to induce her to give the 

preference to a person of weak intellectuals, in hopes of holding, 

uncontrolled, the reins of government. The expectation is, in fact, ill 

grounded. Obstinacy and pride are generally the companions of folly. The 

silliest people are often the most tenacious of their opinions, and, 

consequently, the hardest of all others to be managed. But admit the 

contrary, the principle is in itself bad. It tends to invert the order 

of nature, and to counteract the design of Providence. 

 

"A woman can never be seen in a more ridiculous light than when she 

appears to govern her husband. If, unfortunately, the superiority of 

understanding is on her side, the apparent consciousness of that 

superiority betrays a weakness, that renders her contemptible in the 

sight of every considerate person, and it may, very probably, fix in his 

mind a dislike never to be eradicated. In such a case, if it should ever 

be your own, remember that some degree of dissimulation is commendable, 

so far as to let your husband's defects appear unobserved. When he 

judges wrong, never flatly contradict, but lead him insensibly into 

another opinion, in so discreet a manner, that it may seem entirely his 

own, and let the whole credit of every prudent determination rest on 

him, without indulging the foolish vanity of claiming any merit to 

yourself. Thus a person of but an indifferent capacity, may be so 

assisted, as, in many instances, to shine with borrowed lustre, scarce 

distinguishable from the native, and by degrees he may be brought into a 

kind of mechanical method of acting properly, in all the common 

occurrences of life. Odd as this position may seem, it is founded in 

fact. I have seen the method successfully practised by more than one 

person, where a weak mind, on the governed side, has been so prudently 

set off as to appear the sole director; like the statue of the Delphic 

god, which was thought to give forth its own oracles, whilst the humble 

priest, who lent his voice, was by the shrine concealed, nor sought a 

higher glory than a supposed obedience to the power he would be thought 

to serve." 


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