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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 hand of oppression, and meliorated the human heart. "I cannot 

approach my mistress," said one, "till I have done some glorious deed to 

deserve her notice. Actions should be the messengers of the heart; they 

are the homage due to beauty, and they only should discover love." 

 

Marsan, instructing a young knight how to behave so as to gain the favor 

of the fair, has these remarkable words:--"When your arm is raised, if 

your lance fail, draw your sword directly; and let heaven and hell 

resound with the clash. Lifeless is the soul which beauty cannot 

animate, and weak is the arm which cannot fight valiantly to defend it." 

 

The Russians, Poles, and even the Dutch, pay less attention to their 

females than any of their neighbors, and are, by consequence, less 

distinguished for the graces of their persons, and the feelings of their 

hearts. 

 

The lightness of their food, and the salubrity of their air, have been 

assigned as reasons for the vivacity and cheerfulness of the French, and 

their fortitude, in supporting their spirits through all the adverse 

circumstances of this world. But the constant mixture of the young and 

old, of the two sexes, is no doubt one of the _principal_ reasons why 

the cares and ills of life sit lighter on the shoulders of that 

fantastic people, than on those of any other country in the world. 

 

The French reckon an excursion dull, and a party of pleasure without 

relish, unless a mixture of both sexes join to compose in. The French 

women do not even withdraw from the table after meals; nor do the men 

discover that impatience to have them dismissed, which they so often do 

in England. 

 

It is alleged by those who have no relish for the conversation of the 

fair sex, that their presence curbs the freedom of speech, and 

restrains the jollity of mirth. But, if the conversation and the mirth 

are decent, if the company are capable of relishing any thing but wine, 

the very reverse is the case. Ladies, in general, are not only more 

cheerful than gentlemen, but more eager to promote mirth and good humor. 

 

So powerful, indeed, are the company and conversation of the fair, in 

diffusing happiness and hilarity, that even the cloud which hangs on the 

_thoughtful brow_ of an Englishman, begins in the present age to 

brighten, by his devoting to the ladies a larger share of time than was 

formerly done by his ancestors. 

 

Though the influence of the sexes be reciprocal, yet that of the ladies 

is certainly the greatest. How often may one see a company of men, who 

were disposed to be riotous, checked at once into decency by the 


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