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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

money offered with each, proportioned to what it was thought she stood 

in need of to bribe a husband to accept her. When a man offered to 

accept of any of them, on the terms upon which she was exposed to sale, 

the crier proclaimed that such a man had proposed to take such a woman, 

with such a sum of money along with her, provided none could be found 

who would take her with less; and in this manner the sale went on, till 

she was at last allotted to him who offered to take her with the 

smallest portion.--When this public sale was over, the purchasers of 

those that were beautiful were not allowed to take them away, till they 

had paid down the price agreed on, and given sufficient security that 

they would marry them; nor, on the other hand, would those who were to 

have a premium for accepting of such as were less beautiful, take a 

delivery of them, till their portions were previously paid. 

 

 

SALE OF A WIFE. 

 

In England, the sale of a wife sometimes occurs, even at the present 

day, of which the following is an example, from the Lancaster Herald. 

 

"_Sale of a wife at Carlisle_--The inhabitants of this city lately 

witnessed the sale of a wife by her husband, Joseph Thompson, who 

resides in a small village about three miles distant, and rents a farm 

of about forty-two or forty-four acres. She was a spruce, lively, buxom 

damsel, apparently not exceeding twenty-two years of age, and appeared 

to feel a pleasure at the exchange she was about to make. They had no 

children during their union, and that, with some family disputes, caused 

them by mutual agreement to come to the resolution of finally parting. 

Accordingly, the bellman was sent round to give public notice of the 

sale, which was to take place at twelve o'clock; and this announcement 

attracted the notice of thousands. She appeared above the crowd, 

standing on a large oak chair, surrounded by many of her friends, with a 

rope or halter, made of straw, round her neck, being dressed in rather a 

fashionable country style, and appearing to some advantage. The husband, 

who was also standing in an elevated position near her, proceeded to put 

her up for sale, and spoke nearly as follows:--'Gentlemen, I have to 

offer to your notice my wife, Mary Anne Thompson, otherwise Williamson, 

whom I mean to sell to the highest and fairest bidder. It is her wish as 

well as mine to part for ever. I took her for my comfort, and the good 

of my house, but she has become my tormentor and a domestic curse, &c. 

&c. Now I have shown you her faults and failings, I will explain her 


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