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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 Spanish women are little or nothing indebted to education. But 

nature has liberally supplied them with a fund of wit and sprightliness, 

which is certainly no small inducement to those, who have only transient 

glimpses of their charms, to wish very earnestly for a removal of those 

impediments, that obstruct their more frequent presence. This not being 

attainable in a lawful way of customary intercourse, the natural 

propensity of men to overcome difficulties of this kind, incites them to 

leave no expedient untried to gain admittance to what perhaps was at 

first only the object of their admiration, but which, by their being 

refused an innocent gratification of that passion, becomes at last the 

subject of a more serious one. Thus in Spain, as in all countries where 

the sex is kept much out of sight, the thoughts of men are continually 

employed in devising methods to break into their concealments. 

 

There is in the Spaniards a native dignity; which, though the source of 

many inconveniences, has nevertheless this salutary effect, that it sets 

them above almost every species of meanness and infidelity. This quality 

is not peculiar to the men; it diffuses itself, in a great measure, 

among the women also. Its effects are visible both in their constancy in 

love and friendship, in which respects they are the very reverse of the 

French women. Their affections are not to be gained by a bit of 

sparkling lace, or a tawdry set of liveries. Their deportment is rather 

grave and reserved; and, on the whole, they have much more of the prude 

than the coquette in their composition. Being more confined at home, and 

less engaged in business and pleasure, they take more care of their 

children than the French, and have a becoming tenderness in their 

disposition to all animals, except a _heretic_ and a _rival_. 

 

Something more than a century ago, the Marquis D'Astrogas having 

prevailed on a young woman of great beauty to become his mistress, the 

Marchioness hearing of it, went to her lodging with some assassins, 

killed her, tore out her heart, carried it home, made a _ragout_ of it, 

and presented the dish to the Marquis. "It it exceedingly good," said 

he. "No wonder," answered she, "since it was made of the _heart_ of that 

creature you so much doated on." And, to confirm what she had said, she 

immediately drew out her head all bloody from beneath her hoop, and 

rolled it on the floor, her eyes sparkling all the time with a mixture 

of pleasure and infernal fury. 

 

A lady to whom a gentleman pays his addresses, is sole mistress of his 


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