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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

CUSTOM IN THE MOGUL EMPIRE. 

 

In a variety of parts of the Mogul empire, when the women are carried 

abroad, they are put into a kind of machine like a chariot, and placed 

on the backs of camels, or in covered sedan chairs, and surrounded by a 

guard of eunuchs and armed men, in such a manner, that a stranger would 

rather suppose the cavalcade to be carrying some desperate villain to 

execution, than employed to prevent the intrigues or escape of a 

defenceless woman. At home, the sex are covered with gauze veils, which 

they dare not take off in the presence of any man, except their husband, 

or some near relation. Over the greatest part of Asia, and some parts of 

Africa, women are guarded by eunuchs, made incapable of violating their 

chastity. In Spain, where the natives are the descendants of the 

Africans, and whose jealousy is not less strong than that of their 

ancestors, they, for many centuries, made use of padlocks to secure the 

chastity of their women; but finding these ineffectual, they frequently 

had recourse to old women, called Gouvernantes. It had been discovered, 

that men deprived of their virility, did not guard female virtue so 

strictly, as to be incapable of being bribed to allow another a taste of 

those pleasures they themselves were incapable of enjoying. The 

Spaniards, sensible of this, imagined, that vindictive old women were 

more likely to be incorruptible; as envy would stimulate them to prevent 

the young from enjoying those pleasures, which they themselves had no 

longer any chance for; but all powerful gold soon overcame even this 

obstacle; and the Spaniards, at present, seem to give up all restrictive 

methods, and to trust the virtue of their women to good principles, 

instead of rigor and hard usage. 

 

 

CUSTOM OF THE MUSCOVITES. 

 

If the laws forbidding the marriage of near relations with each other, 

originated from the political view of preserving the human race from 

degeneracy, they are the only laws we meet with on that subject, and 

exert almost the only care we find taken of so important a matter. The 

Asiatic is careful to improve the breed of his elephants, the Arabian of 

his horses, and the Laplander of his reindeer. The Englishman, eager to 

have swift horses, staunch dogs, and victorious cocks, grudges no care 

and spares no expense, to have the males and females matched properly; 

but since the days of Solon, where is the legislator, or since the days 

of the ancient Greeks, where are the private persons who take any care 

to improve, or even to keep from degeneracy the breed of their own 

species? The Englishman who solicitously attends the training of his 


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