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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

come forth and meet him," she approached the altar singing, "I follow 

with my whole heart;" and, accompanied by two nuns already professed, 

she knelt before the bishop. She seemed very lovely, with an unusually 

sweet, gentle, and pensive countenance. She did not look particularly or 

deeply affected; but when she sung her responses, there was something 

exceedingly mournful in the soft, tremulous, and timid tones of her 

voice. The bishop now exhorted her to make a public profession of her 

vows before the congregation, and said, "Will you persevere in your 

purpose of holy chastity?" She blushed deeply, and, with a downcast 

look, lowly, but firmly answered, "I will." He again said, more 

distinctly, "Do you promise to preserve it?" and she replied more 

emphatically, "I do promise." The bishop then said, "Thanks be to God;" 

and she bent forward and reverently kissed his hand, while he asked her, 

"Will you be blest and consecrated?" She replied, "Oh! I wish it." 

 

The habiliments, in which she was hereafter to be clothed, were 

sanctified by the aspersion of holy water: then followed several prayers 

to God, that "As he had blessed the garments of Aaron, with ointment 

which flowed from his head to his beard, so he would now bless the 

garments of his servant, with the copious dew of his benediction." When 

the garment was thus blessed, the girl retired with it; and having laid 

aside the dress in which she had appeared, she returned, arrayed in her 

new attire, except her veil. A gold ring was next provided, and 

consecrated with a prayer, that she who wore it "might be fortified with 

celestial virtue, to preserve a pure faith, and incorrupt fidelity to 

her spouse, Jesus Christ." He last took the veil, and her female 

attendants having uncovered her head, he threw it over her, so that it 

fell on her shoulders and bosom, and said, "Receive this sacred veil, 

under the shadow of which you may learn to despise the world, and submit 

yourself truly, and with all humility of heart, to your Spouse;" to 

which she sung a response, in a very sweet, soft, and touching voice: 

"He has placed this veil before my face that I should see no lover but 

himself." 

 

The bishop now kindly took her hand, and held it while the following 

hymn was chanted by the choir with great harmony: "Beloved Spouse, 

come--the winter is passed--the turtle sings, and the blooming vines are 

redolent of summer." 

 

A crown, a necklace, and other female ornaments, were now taken by the 

bishop and separately blessed; and the girl bending forward, he placed 


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