Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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

man is compensated to the woman by that superior complaisance which is 

paid them by every man who aspires to elegance of manners." And besides 

this, the husband has frequently the nominal, while the wife has the 

actual power:-- 

 

"Like as the helme doth rule the shippe," 

 

so she regulates all the household affairs. This is proper, when the 

husband allows it; and he ought to do so, when his wife is capable of 

managing these things; but when the inclinations of his Eve run 

perversely, when he is conscious that he has reason on his side, and she 

only folly, and yet he is vacillating and yielding, he is unmanly and 

inconsistent; he sacrifices future happiness to present peace. Every 

woman, it must be granted, is not a sensible one; and "there is 

nothing," as Lord Burleigh observed to his son, "more fulsome than a she 

foole." If Socrates had properly controlled his Xantippe before her 

disorder had increased beyond cure, it would have contributed to her 

happiness and his own. Prince Eugene observed, on one occasion, rather 

satirically, that love was a mere amusement, and calculated for nothing 

more than to enlarge the influence of the woman, and abridge the power 

of the man. Goldsmith's Hermit said to his lovely visiter,-- 

 

"And love is still an emptier sound, 

The modern fair one's jest; 

On earth unseen, or only found 

To warm the turtle's nest." 

 

But love is an actual, a powerful, and a beneficial principle, if it be 

properly regulated. Among married persons there ought to be as much love 

as would induce either to yield in trifling matters; and there ought to 

be as much reason as would enable both to act correctly. Matrimony 

should be something like the union of the ivy and the oak: the latter is 

firm, and capable of supporting its more tender companion; the ivy, 

however, must follow in some measure the humors and windings of the oak; 

but they grow together, and the longer they continue the more closely 

they are united. There have been many instances of great attachment. 

Porcia, the wife of Brutus, when she heard of her husband's death 

swallowed burning coals that she might go with him. Alceste, wife of 

Admetus king of Thessaly, sacrificed herself for the safety of her 

husband. This monarch was ill; and when the oracle was consulted, it was 

declared that he would not recover except some friend would die for him; 

and as no one else would do so, the wife heroically drank a cup of 

poison. Paulina the wife of Seneca in his old age, was young, beautiful, 

and accomplished; and she was so much attached to her husband, that when 


Page 3 from 5:  Back   1   2  [3]  4   5   Forward