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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

of the virgins meet her, and soon put her into the same condition with 

themselves; then filling some silver pots with perfume, they make a 

procession round the rooms, singing an epithalamium, in which all the 

virgins join in chorus; the procession ended, the bride is led up to 

every matron, who bestows on her some trifling presents, and to each she 

returns thanks, till she has been led round the whole. We could add many 

more ceremonies arising from marriage, but as they are for the most part 

such as make a part of the marriage ceremony itself, we shall have 

occasion to mention them with more propriety under another head. 

 

 

ANCIENT SWEDISH COURTSHIP. 

 

Grymer, a youth early distinguished in arms, who well knew how to dye 

his sword in the blood of his enemies, to run over the craggy mountains, 

to wrestle, to play at chess, trace the motions of the stars, and throw 

far from him heavy weights, frequently shewed his skill in the chamber 

of the damsels, before the king's lovely daughter; desirous of acquiring 

her regard, he displayed his dexterity in handling his weapons, and the 

knowledge he had attained in the sciences he had learned; at length 

ventured to make this demand: "Wilt thou, O fair princess, if I may 

obtain the king's consent, accept of me for a husband?" To which she 

prudently replied, "I must not make that choice myself, but go thou and 

offer the same proposal to my father." 

 

The sequel of the story informs us, that Grymer accordingly made his 

proposal to the king, who answered him in a rage, that though he had 

learned indeed to handle his arms, yet as he had never gained a single 

victory, nor given a banquet to the beasts of the field, he had no 

pretensions to his daughter, and concluded by pointing out to him, in a 

neighboring kingdom, a hero renowned in arms, whom, if he could conquer, 

the princess should be given him: that on waiting on the princess to 

tell her what had passed, she was greatly agitated, and felt in the most 

sensible manner for the safety of her lover, whom she was afraid her 

father had devoted to death for his presumption, that she provided him 

with a suit of impenetrable armor and a trusty sword, with which he 

went, and having slain his adversary, and the most part of his warriors, 

returned victorious, and received her as the reward of his valor. 

Singular as this method of obtaining a fair lady by a price paid in 

blood may appear, it was not peculiar to the northerns: we have already 

taken notice of the price which David paid for the daughter of Saul, and 


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