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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

of his mistress, ought to be dauntless in the clash of swords." 

 

The descendants of the northern nations, long after they had plundered 

and repeopled the greatest part of Europe, retained nearly the same 

ideas of love, and practised the same methods in declaring it, that they 

had imbibed from their ancestors. "Love," says William of Montagnogout, 

"engages to the most amiable conduct. Love inspires the greatest 

actions. Love has no will but that of the object beloved, nor seeks any 

thing but what will augment her glory. You cannot love, nor ought to be 

beloved, if you ask any thing that virtue condemns. Never did I form a 

wish that could wound the heart of my beloved, nor delight in a pleasure 

that was inconsistent with her delicacy." 

 

The method of addressing females, among some of the tribes of American 

Indians, is the most simple that can possibly be devised. When the 

lover goes to visit his mistress, he only begs leave, by signs, to enter 

her hut. After obtaining this, he goes in, and sits down by her in the 

most respectful silence. If she suffers him to remain there without 

interruption, her doing so is consenting to his suit. If, however, the 

lover has any thing given him to eat and drink, it is a refusal; though 

the woman is obliged to sit by him until he has finished his repast. He 

then retires in silence. 

 

In Canada, courtship is not carried on with that coy reserve, and 

seeming secrecy, which politeness has introduced among the inhabitants of 

civilized nations. When a man and a woman meet, though they never saw 

each other before, if he is captivated by her charms, he declares his 

passion in the plainest manner; and she, with the same simplicity, 

answers, Yes, or No, without further deliberation. "That female 

reserve," says an ingenious writer, [Dr Alexander,] "that seeming 

reluctance to enter into the married state, observable in polite 

countries, is the work of art, and not of nature. The history of every 

uncultivated people amply proves it. It tells us, that their women not 

only speak with freedom the sentiments of their hearts, but even blush 

not to have these sentiments made as public as possible." 

 

In Formosa, however, they differ so much from the simplicity of the 

Canadians, that it would be reckoned the greatest indecency in the man 

to declare, or in the woman to hear, a declaration of the passion of 

love. The lover is, therefore, obliged to depute his mother, sister, or 

some female relation; and from any of these the soft tale may be heard 

without the least offence to delicacy. 


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