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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

he was sent to, by enlarging on the personal properties, and mental 

qualifications of the lover; but by the richness and magnificence of the 

presents he made to her and her relations. 

 

Presents have been, from the earliest ages, and are to this day, the 

mode of transacting all kinds of business in the east. When a favor is 

to be asked of a superior, one cannot hope to obtain it without a 

present. Courtship, therefore, having been anciently transacted in this 

manner, it is plain, that it was only considered in the same light as 

any other negotiable business, and not as a matter of sentiment, and of 

the heart. 

 

In the courtship, however, or rather purchase of a wife by Jacob, we 

meet with something like sentiment; for when he found that he was not 

possessed of money or goods, equal to the price which was set upon her, 

he not only condescended to purchase her by servitude, but even seemed 

much disappointed when the tender-eyed Leah was faithlessly imposed upon 

him instead of the beautiful Rachel. 

 

The ancient Gauls, Germans, and neighboring nations of the North, had so 

much veneration for the sex in general, that in courtship they behaved 

with a spirit of gallantry, and showed a degree of sentiment, to which 

_those_ who called them barbarians, never arrived. Not contented with 

getting possession of the person of his mistress, a northern lover could 

not be satisfied without the sincere affection of her heart; nor was his 

mistress ever to be gained but by such methods as plainly indicated to 

her the tenderest attachment from the most deserving man. 

 

The women of Scandinavia were not to be courted but by the most 

assiduous attendance, seconded by such warlike achievements as the 

custom of the country had rendered necessary to make a man deserving of 

his mistress. On these accounts, we frequently find a lover accosting 

the object of his passion by a minute and circumstantial detail of his 

exploits, and all his accomplishments. "We fought with swords," says 

King Regner, in a beautiful ode composed by himself, in memory of the 

deeds of his former days, "that day wherein I saw ten thousand of my 

foes rolling in the dust, near a promontory of England. A dew of blood 

distilled from our swords. The arrows which flew in search of the 

helmets, bellowed through the air. The pleasure of that day was truly 

exquisite. 

 

"We fought with swords. A young man should march early to the conflict 

of arms. Man should attack man, or bravely resist him. In this hath 

always consisted the nobility of the warrior. He who aspires to the love 


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