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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 liberty, as it is said in some of the old statutes of the church, 

that it was lawful for the pope to marry a virgin for the sake of 

having children. So exceedingly difficult is it to combat against 

nature, that little regard seems to have been paid to this decree of 

Syricus; for we are informed, that several centuries after, it was no 

uncommon thing for the clergy to have wives, and perhaps even a 

plurality of them; as we find it among the ordonnances of pope 

Sylvester, that every priest should be the husband of one wife only; and 

Pius the Second affirmed, that though many strong reasons might be 

adduced in support of the celibacy of the clergy, there were still 

stronger reasons against it. 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT CONVENT AT AJUDA IN RIO JANERIO. 

 

At the end of the chapel is a large quadrangle, entered by a massive 

gateway, surrounded by three stories of grated windows. Here female 

negro pedlars come with their goods, and expose them in the court-yard 

below. The nuns, from their grated windows above, see what they like, 

and, letting down a cord, the article is fastened to it; it is then 

drawn up and examined, and, if approved of, the price is let down. Some 

that I saw in the act of buying and selling in this way, were very 

merry, joking and laughing with the blacks below, and did not seem at 

all indisposed to do the same with my companion. In three of the lower 

windows, on a level with the court-yard, are revolving cupboards, like 

half-barrels, and at the back of each is a plate of tin, perforated like 

the top of a nutmeg-grater. The nuns of this convent are celebrated for 

making sweet confectionary, which people purchase. There is a bell which 

the purchaser applies to, and a nun peeps through the perforated tin; 

she then lays the dish on a shelf of the revolving cupboard, and turns 

it inside out; the dish is taken, the price laid in its place, and it is 

turned in. While we stood there, the invisible lady-warder asked for a 

pinch of snuff; the box was laid down in the same way, and turned in and 

out. 

 

 

CEREMONY OF THE INITIATION OF A NUN. 

 

The disposition to take the veil, even among young girls, is not 

uncommon in Brazil. The opposition of friends can prevent it, until they 

are twenty five years old; but after that time they are considered 

competent to decide for themselves. A writer describes the initiation of 

a young lady, whose wealthy parents were extremely reluctant to have her 

take the vow. She held a lighted torch in her hand, in imitation of the 

prudent virgins; and when the priest chanted, "Your spouse approaches; 


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