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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

into it with as much indifference as they would into any other 

speculation, and when one companion dies they take another. In the book 

of Tobit we have an account of Sara, the daughter of Raguel, who had 

been favored with seven husbands, whom "Asmodeus the evil spirit had 

killed." Love must be exceedingly pliable, it must be love to man, and 

not to a man, that would suffer a woman to transfer her affections seven 

times. It would be a ludicrous occurrence, if, upon any particular 

occasion, a man's three or four wives, or a woman's three or four 

husbands, should "burst their cerements," and visit their former 

dwelling. What astonishment! What uplifted hands and distended 

eyeballs! What speechlessness and violent speeches,--reproaches and 

animosities! When the Duke of Rutland was Viceroy of Ireland, Sir John 

Hamilton attended one of his Grace's levees. "This is timely rain," said 

the Duke, "it will bring every thing above ground."--"I hope not, my 

Lord," replied Sir John, "for I have three wives there." Marriage may be 

well extended to two wives and two husbands in succession; this, in some 

cases, is necessary; but when it goes to three or four it is 

objectionable. The man who moves from place, sometimes living here and 

sometimes there, will never gain a pure and ardent love of home; by the 

same rule, a succession of wives will only induce an habitual or 

mechanical regard to the wife for the time being; in the same way as 

loyalty may be transferred from one sovereign to another. Besides, a 

family with different degrees of relationship and with different 

interests is formed, and this contributes nothing towards domestic 

tranquillity. There may be some particular cases in which the evils to 

which we have alluded may not arise; these may be deemed exceptions. 

 

There are some sorrows peculiar to matrimony; and some which, though 

they fall on other conditions of life, are felt more heavily when they 

intrude themselves within the boundary of connubial love. Poverty and 

sickness are more grievous evils under circumstances of this sort; 

because a man feels not only for himself, but for others. How dreadful 

must it be when the husband beholds his wife in squalid misery. What are 

the feelings of a mother when she sees her innocent children suffering 

from hunger! And when the iron hand of affliction presses upon the brow 

of a husband or a wife, and the sharp arrows of pain occasion groans, is 

there not an almost equal anguish is the breast of an affectionate 

partner? And when the heavy clouds of sorrow gather around at the 


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