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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

with the world. It is much more easily understood, however than defined; 

and consists not in a specific tone of the voice, movement of the body, 

or mode imposed by custom, but is the natural and permanent effect of 

real modesty and good sense on the whole behavior. 

 

This has been considered in all ages, as one of the first and most 

captivating ornaments of the sex. The savage, the plebeian, the man of 

the world, and the courtier, are agreed in stamping it with a preference 

to every other female excellence. 

 

Nature only is lovely, and nothing unnatural can ever be amiable. The 

genuine expressions of truth and nature are happily calculated to 

impress the heart with pleasure. No woman, whatever her other qualities 

may be, was ever eminently agreeable, but in proportion as 

distinguished by these. The world is good-natured enough to give a lady 

credit for all the merit she can possess or acquire, without 

affectation. But the least shade or coloring of this odious foible 

brings certain and indelible obloquy on the most elegant 

accomplishments. The blackest suspicion inevitably rests on every thing 

assumed. She who is only an ape of others, or prefers formality in all 

its gigantic and preposterous shapes, to that plain, unembarassed 

conduct which nature unavoidably produces, will assuredly provoke an 

abundance of ridicule, but never can be an object either of love or 

esteem. 

 

The various artifices of the sex discover themselves at a very early 

period. A passion for expense and show is one of the first they exhibit. 

This gives them a taste for refinement, which divests their young hearts 

of almost every other feeling, renders their tempers desultory and 

capricious, regulates their dress only by the most fantastic models of 

finery and fashion, and makes their company rather tiresome and awkward, 

than pleasing or elegant. 

 

No one perhaps can form a more ludicrous contrast to every thing just 

and graceful in nature, than the woman whose sole object in life is to 

pass for a _fine lady_. The attentions she every where and uniformly 

pays, expects, and even exacts, are tedious and fatiguing. Her various 

movements and attitudes are all adjusted and exhibited by rule. By a 

happy fluency of the most eloquent language, she has the art of 

imparting a momentary dignity and grace to the merest trifles. Studious 

only to mimic such peculiarities as are most admired in others, she 

affects a loquacity peculiarly flippant and teazing because scandal, 

routs, finery, fans, china, lovers, lap-dogs, or squirrels, are her 


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