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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

the greater sufferer; for, with regard to her lawful companion, 

confidence is changed to timidity, love to hypocrisy, and a continual 

fear torments her, lest accident or malice should discover her 

imprudence. How dearly is the pleasure of a moment procured when it is 

purchased by years of unhappiness! On the other hand, it is extremely 

unreasonable for some persons to indulge as they do, their natural 

disposition of suspicion, and thus make others unhappy. Where virtue 

only exists, it is a most grievous hardship that the possessor should be 

subject to the penalty of vice. Nothing should be made with more caution 

than a decision in which the innocent may receive the odium which 

belongs to the guilty. 

 

Sometimes the worst sort of accomplishments are brought by a lady into 

the marriage state: she may be capable of singing admirably, of dancing, 

of painting, of performing skilfully on the harp or piano, of making 

ingenious trinkets and ornaments; all this may be well enough for an 

unmarried lady, but of what use are they in a state of matrimony? It is 

true, that if she be favored with a handsome fortune, she may indulge 

herself agreeably with her inclination, and employ others to manage her 

household affairs; but not many are thus situated; and, even in this 

case, there are duties which belong to the wife, in regard to her 

husband and children, which would occupy pretty much of her time. It is 

still worse if she be fond of dissipation,--of routs, balls, and public 

amusements; if she fly abroad in pursuit of a phantom while domestic 

enjoyment is neglected. A good wife will endeavor to make herself happy 

at home, and she will try to make all at home happy: she should endeavor 

to make the pathway of life cheerful by her smiles and attention, so 

that her husband may be delighted with his dwelling, and find it his 

happiest place; and that the children may be regulated with all 

necessary care. 

 

A good temper is essential for matrimonial happiness. An habitually 

irritable or gloomy disposition is a source of misery to the possessor 

and to others. A dark and murky cave could as well throw out a cheerful 

lustre, as a surly person communicate happiness to those around him. 

Obstinacy must not be indulged by either party; for, as the bond of 

union cannot be easily broken, if one be perverse the other must bend. 

If two trees be bound tightly together, and both be stiff, the cords 

will probably break; if not immediately, they will when the cords become 

weaker: and thus with regard to matrimony, what God has joined together, 


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