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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

knows the story of Cato the censor, _who stabbed a Roman Senator for 

kissing his own wife in the presence of his daughter_. 

 

To these austere manners, the Roman women joined an enthusiastic love of 

their country, which discovered itself upon many great occasions. On the 

death of Brutus, they all clothed themselves in mourning. In the time of 

Coriolanus they saved the city. That incensed warrior who had insulted 

the senate and priests, and who was superior even to the pride of 

pardoning, could not resist the tears and entreaties of the women. 

_They_ melted his obdurate heart. The senate decreed them public thanks, 

ordered the men to give place to them upon all occasions, caused an 

altar to be erected for them on the spot where the mother had softened 

her son, and the wife her husband; and the sex were permitted to add 

another ornament to their head-dress. 

 

The Roman women saved the city a second time, when besieged by Brennus. 

They gave up all their gold as its ransom. For that instance of their 

generosity, the senate granted them the honor of having funeral orations 

pronounced in the rostrum, in common with patriots and heroes. 

 

After the battle of Cannae, when Rome had no other treasures but the 

virtues of her citizens, the women sacrificed both their jewels and 

their gold. A new decree rewarded their zeal. 

 

Valerius Maximus who lived in the reign of Tiberius, informs us that, in 

the second triumvirate, the three assassins who governed Rome thirsting 

after gold, no less than blood, and having already practised every 

species of robbery, and worn out every method of plunder; resolved _to 

tax the women_. They imposed a heavy contribution upon each of them. The 

women sought an orator to defend their cause, but found none. Nobody 

would reason against those who had the power of life and death. The 

daughter of the celebrated Hortensius alone appeared. She revived the 

memory of her father's abilities, and supported with intrepidity her own 

cause and that of her sex. The ruffians blushed and revoked their 

orders. 

 

Hortensia was conducted home in triumph, and had the honor of having 

given, in one day, an example of courage to men, a pattern of eloquence 

to women, and a lesson of humanity to tyrants. 

 

During upwards of six hundred years, the _virtues_ had been found 

sufficient to please. They now found it necessary to call in the 

_accomplishments_. They were desirous to join admiration to esteem, 

'till they learned to exceed esteem itself. For in all countries, in 

proportion as the love of virtue diminishes, we find the love of talents 


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