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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

anticipated separation of those who had lived in the bonds of 

harmony--when the chilly arms of death are held out to clasp him, or 

her, who had been used to a more tender embrace, how dreadful is that 

period! Is not the woe of separating generally in the same proportion as 

the bliss of uniting? And is it not a valuable loan to be paid by a 

mighty sacrifice? 

 

Unhappiness may be occasioned by indulging an undue degree of love. 

Sentimental bliss is generally followed by sentimental sorrow; 

consequently, people may love one another too ardently, so as to make 

the thought of parting a source of misery. If two plants grow up 

together, imparting to each other shelter and fragrance, it may 

contribute to their mutual advantage; but if they become so closely 

united as to grow from the same stalk, and depend on the same nutriment, 

then take away one, and both will perish. Connubial love should, 

therefore, be regulated by reason. Extremes are seldom durable. Violent 

love in the marriage state may change to hatred; and an unusual quantity 

expended on the husband or wife, may occasion a lesser degree of regard 

towards others. It is not an uncommon event for external enemies to 

occasion harmony at home; and harmony at home, or the yielding to the 

foolish notions of each other, may occasion enemies without. So 

difficult is it to act consistently, and to live in peace with all men! 

But the Scripture demands it, and we have a long period for studying our 

lesson. 

 

In matrimony it is necessary that many things should contribute to a 

permanency of enjoyment. A good temper on both sides; property enough to 

supply the wants of a family; good health; children--not too many, nor 

too few, nor all of one sex; a continuance in each other's society, till 

both pass away gradually as the twilight into darkness: but, if chilly 

poverty exert its influence; if the husband or the wife be ill-tempered; 

if he or she be unfaithful or jealous; if love be followed by hatred; if 

one be taken, and the other left in solitude; if children be imperfect 

in birth, or habitually sickly, or drop off in early years as unripe 

fruit; if sons prove vicious, and daughters bring disgrace on themselves 

and their families; if the extravagance of children bring their aged 

parents in sorrow to the grave; where, then, will be the pleasure of 

matrimony? The cares of a family, when the family is large and unruly, 

are more perplexing than the cares of a state. Cardan confessed, that 

out of four great troubles which he had experienced, two arose from his 

children. When Thales was asked why he did not marry, he replied, 


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