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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

fighting, as well as for her amours with Alexander the Great. Such was 

the brave but ill-fated Boadicea, queen of the Britons, who led on that 

people to revenge the wrongs done to herself and her country by the 

Romans. And in later periods, such were the Maid of Orleans, and 

Margaret of Anjou; which last, according to several historians, 

commanded at no less than twelve pitched battles. But we do not choose 

to multiply instances of this nature, as we have already said enough to 

shew, that the sex are not destitute of courage when that virtue becomes 

necessary; and were they possessed of it, when unnecessary, it would 

divest them of one of the principal qualities for which we love, and for 

which we value them. No woman was ever held up as a pattern to her sex, 

because she was intrepid and brave; no woman ever conciliated the 

affections of the men, by rivalling them in what they reckon the 

peculiar excellencies of their own character. 

 

 

LUXURIOUS DRESS OF THE GRECIAN LADIES. 

 

As the Greeks emerged from the barbarity of the heroic ages, among other 

articles of culture, they began to bestow more attention on the 

convenience and elegance of dress. At Athens, the ladies commonly employ 

the whole morning in dressing themselves in a decent and becoming 

manner; their toilet consisted in paints and washes, of such a nature as 

to cleanse and beautify the skin, and they took great care to clean 

their teeth, an article too much neglected: some also blackened their 

eyebrows, and, if necessary, supplied the deficiency of the vermillion 

on their lips, by a paint said to have been exceedingly beautiful. At 

this time the women in the Greek islands make much use of a paint which 

they call Sulama, which imparts a beautiful redness to the cheeks, and 

gives the skin a remarkable gloss. Possibly this may be the same with 

that made use of in the times we are considering; but however this be, 

some of the Greek ladies at present gild their faces all over on the day 

of their marriage, and consider this coating as an irresistible charm; 

and in the island of Scios, their dress does not a little resemble that 

of ancient Sparta, for they go with their bosoms uncovered, and with 

gowns which only reach to the calf of their leg, in order to show their 

fine garters, which are commonly red ribbons curiously embroidered. But 

to return to ancient Greece; the ladies spent likewise a part of their 

time in composing head-dresses, and though we have reason to suppose 

that they were not then so preposterously fantastic as those presently 


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