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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

composed by a Parisian milliner, yet they were probably objects of no 

small industry and attention, especially as we find that they then dyed 

their hair, perfumed it with the most costly essences, and by the means 

of hot irons disposed of it in curls, as fancy or fashion directed. 

Their clothes were made of stuffs so extremely light and fine as to show 

their shapes without offending against the rules of decency. At Sparta, 

the case was widely different; we shall not describe the dress of the 

women; it is sufficient to say that it has been loudly complained of by 

almost every ancient author who has treated on the subject. 

 

 

GRECIAN COURTSHIP. 

 

In the earlier periods of the history of the Greeks, their love, if we 

may call it so, was only the animal appetite, impetuous and unrestrained 

either by cultivation of manners, or precepts of morality; and almost 

every opportunity which fell in their way, prompted them to satisfy that 

appetite by force, and to revenge the obstruction of it by murder. When 

they became a more civilized people, they shone much more illustriously 

in arts and in arms, than in delicacy of sentiment and elegance of 

manners: hence we shall find, that their method of making love was more 

directed to compel the fair sex to a compliance with their wishes by 

charms and philtres, than to win them by the nameless assiduities and 

good offices of a lover. 

 

As the two sexes in Greece had but little communication with each other, 

and a lover was seldom favored with an opportunity of telling his 

passion to his mistress, he used to discover it by inscribing her name 

on the walls of his house, on the bark of the trees of a public walk, or 

leaves of his books; it was customary for him also to deck the door of 

the house where his fair one lived, with garlands and flowers, to make 

libations of wine before it, and to sprinkle the entrance with the same 

liquor, in the manner that was practised at the temple of Cupid. 

Garlands were of great use among the Greeks in love affairs; when a man 

untied his garland, it was a declaration of his having been subdued by 

that passion; and when a woman composed a garland, it was a tacit 

confession of the same thing: and though we are not informed of it, we 

may presume that both sexes had methods of discovering by these 

garlands, not only that they were in love, but the object also upon whom 

it was directed. 

 

Such were the common methods of discovering the passion of love; the 

methods of prosecuting it were still more extraordinary, and less 

reconcilable to civilization and to good principles; when a love affair 


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