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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

fixed his affection, like the Italians, he goes from time to time to her 

door, and plays upon some musical instrument; if she gives consent, she 

comes out to him, and they settle the affair of matrimony between them; 

if, after a certain number of these kind of visits, she does not appear, 

it is a denial; and the disappointed lover is obliged to desist. 

 

We shall see afterward when we come to treat of the matrimonial compact, 

that, in some places, the ceremony of marriage consists in tying the 

garments of the young couple together, as an emblem of that union which 

ought to bind their affections and interests. This ceremony has afforded 

a hint for lovers to explain their passion to their mistresses, in the 

most intelligible manner, without the help of speech, or the possibility 

of offending the nicest delicacy. A lover in these parts, who is too 

modest to declare himself, seizes the first opportunity he can find, of 

sitting down by his mistress, and tying his garment to hers, in the 

manner that is practised in the ceremony of marriage: if she permits him 

to finish the knot, without any interruption, and does not soon after 

cut or loose it, she thereby gives her consent; if she looses it, he may 

tie it again on some other occasion, when she may prove more propitious; 

but if she cuts it, his hopes are blasted forever. 

 

 

LONG HAIR OF SAXONS AND DANES. 

 

The human hair has ever been regarded as an ornament. The Anglo-Saxons 

and Danes considered their hair as one of their greatest personal 

beauties, and took great care to dress it to the utmost advantage. Young 

ladies wore it loose, and flowing in ringlets over their shoulders; but 

after marriage they cut it shorter, tied it up, and covered it with a 

head-dress, according to the fashion of the times; but to have the hair 

cut entirely off, was a disgrace of such a nature, that it was even 

thought a punishment not inadequate to the crime of adultery; so great, 

in the Middle ages, was the value set upon the hair by both sexes, that, 

as a piece of the most peculiar mortification, it was ordered by the 

canons of the church, that the clergy should keep their hair short, and 

shave the crown of their head; and that they should not, upon any 

pretence whatever, endeavor to keep the part so shaved from public view. 

Many of the clergy of these times, finding themselves so peculiarly 

mortified, and perhaps so easily distinguished from all other people by 

this particularity, as to be readily detected when they committed any of 

the follies or crimes to which human nature is in every situation 


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