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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

that a bride and bridegroom see each other. Nothing is more common than 

to visit a lady, and attend her parties, without knowing her husband by 

sight; or to visit a gentleman without ever being introduced to his 

wife. If a married couple were to be seen frequently in each other's 

company, they would be deemed extremely ungenteel. After ladies are 

married, they have unbounded freedom. It is a common practice to receive 

morning calls from gentlemen, before they have risen from bed; and they 

talk with as little reserve to such visiters, as they would in the 

presence of any woman of refinement. 

 

In no country does real politeness shew itself more than in France, 

where the company of the women is accessible to every man who can 

recommend himself by his dress, and by his address. To affectation and 

prudery the French women are equally strangers. Easy and unaffected in 

their manners, their politeness has so much the appearance of nature, 

that one would almost believe no part of it to be the effect of art. An 

air of sprightliness and gaiety sits perpetually on their countenances, 

and their whole deportment seems to indicate that their only business is 

to "strew the path of life with flowers." Persuasion hangs on their 

lips; and, though their volubility of tongue is indefatigable, so soft 

is their accent, so lively their expression, so various their attitudes, 

that they fix the attention for hours together on a tale of nothing. 

 

The Jewish doctors have a fable concerning the etymology of the word 

Eve, which one would almost be tempted to say is realized in the French 

women. "Eve," say they, "comes from a word, which signifies to talk; and 

she was so called, because, soon after the creation, there fell from 

heaven twelve baskets full of chit chat, and she picked up _nine_ of 

them, while her husband was gathering the other _three_." 

 

French ladies, especially those not young, use a great deal of rouge. A 

traveller who saw many of them in their opera boxes, says, "I could 

compare them to nothing but a large bed of pionies." 

 

After the French revolution, it became the fashion to have everything in 

ancient classic style. Loose flowing drapery, naked arms, sandaled feet, 

and tresses twisted, were the order of the day. 

 

The state of gross immorality that prevailed at this time ought not to 

be described, if language had the power. The profligacy of Rome in its 

worst days was comparatively thrown into the shade. Religion and 

marriage became a mockery, and every form of impure and vindictive 

passion walked abroad, with the consciousness that public opinion did 


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