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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

qualifications necessary for gaining esteem, have beauty, ornaments, and 

the art of exciting love. 

 

In civilized countries a woman acquires some power by being the mother 

of a numerous family, who obey her maternal authority, and defends her 

honor and her life. But, even as a mother, a female savage has not much 

advantage. Her children, daily accustomed to see their father treat her 

nearly as a slave, soon begin to imitate his example, and either pay 

little regard to her authority or shake it off altogether. 

 

Of this the Hottentot boys afford a remarkable proof. They are brought 

up by the women, till they are about fourteen years of age. Then, with 

several ceremonies they are initiated into the society of men. After 

this initiation is over it is reckoned manly for a boy to take the 

earliest opportunity of returning to the hut of his mother, and beating 

her in the most barbarous manner, to show that he is now out of her 

jurisdiction. Should the mother complain to the men, they would only 

applaud the boy for showing so laudable a contempt for the society and 

authority of women. 

 

In the Brazils, the females are obliged to follow their husbands to war, 

to supply the place of beasts of burden, and to carry on their backs 

their children, provisions, hammocks, and every thing wanted in the 

field. 

 

In the Isthmus of Darien, they are sent along with warriors and 

travellers, as we do baggage horses. Even their Queen appeared before 

some English gentlemen, carrying her sucking child, wrapt in a red 

blanket. 

 

The women among the Indians of America are what the Helots were among 

the Spartans, a vanquished people obliged to toil for their conquerors. 

Hence on the banks of the Oroonoko we have heard of mothers slaying 

their daughters out of compassion, and smothering them in the hour of 

their birth. They consider this barbarous pity as a virtue. 

 

Father Joseph Gumilla, reproving one of them for this inhuman crime, 

received the following answer:--"I wish to God, Father, I wish to God, 

that my mother had, by my death, prevented the manifold distresses I 

have endured, and have yet to endure as long as I live. Had she kindly 

stilled me in my birth, I should not have felt the pain of death, nor 

the numberless other pains to which life has subjected me. Consider, 

Father, our deplorable condition. Our husbands go to hunt with their 

bows and arrows, and trouble themselves no farther: we are dragged along 

with one infant at our breast, and another in a basket. They return in 


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