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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

ART OF DETERMINING 

THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY, 

THE HABITS, AND THE AGE, 

OF WOMEN, 

 

NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISES OF 

DRESS. 

 

 

OF FIGURE. 

 

External indications as to figure are required chiefly as to the limbs 

which are concealed by drapery. Such indications are afforded by the 

walk, to every careful observer. 

 

In considering _the proportion of the limbs to the body_--if, even in a 

young woman, the walk, though otherwise good, be heavy, or the fall on 

each foot alternately be sudden, and rather upon the heel, the limbs 

though well formed, will be found to be slender, compared with the body. 

 

This conformation accompanies any great proportional developement of the 

vital system; and it is frequently observable in the woman of the Saxon 

population of England, as in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, &c. 

 

In women of this conformation, moreover, the slightest indisposition or 

debility is indicated by a slight vibration of the shoulders, and upper 

part of the chest, at every step, in walking. 

 

In considering _the line or direction of the limbs_--if, viewed behind, 

the feet, at every step, are thrown out backward, and somewhat 

laterally, the knees are certainly much inclined inward. 

 

If, viewed in front, the dress, at every step, is as it were, gathered 

toward the front, and then tossed more or less to the opposite side, the 

knees are certainly too much inclined. 

 

In considering _the relative size of each portion of the limbs_--if, in 

the walk, there be a greater or less approach to the marching pace, the 

hip is large; for we naturally employ the joint which is surrounded with 

the most powerful muscles, and in any approach to the march, it is the 

hip-joint which is used, and the knee and ancle-joints which remain 

proportionally unemployed. 

 

If, in the walk, the tripping pace be used, as in an approach to walking 

on tiptoes, the calf is large; for it is only by the power of its 

muscles that, under the weight of the whole body, the foot can be 

extended for this purpose. 

 

If, in the walk, the foot be raised in a slovenly manner, and the heel 

be seen, at each step, to lift the bottom of the dress upward and 

backward, neither the hip nor the calf is well developed. 

 

Even with regard to the parts of the figure which are more exposed to 

observation by the closer adaptation of dress, much deception occurs. It 

is, therefore, necessary to understand the arts employed for this 

purpose, at least by skilful women. 

 

A person having a narrow face, wears a bonnet with wide front, exposing 

the lower part of the cheeks.--One having a broad face, wears a closer 


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