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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

according to the law of Moses and of the Israelites; and I give thee as 

a dowry the sum of two hundred suzims, as it is ordered by our law. And 

the said D hath promised to be his spouse upon the conditions aforesaid, 

which the said A doth promise to perform on the day of marriage. And to 

this the said A doth hereby bind himself and all that he hath, to the 

very cloak upon his back; engages himself to love, honor, feed, clothe, 

and protect her, and to perform all that is generally implied in 

contracts of marriage in favor of the Israelitish wives." 

 

The verbal agreement was made in the presence of a sufficient number of 

witnesses, by the man saying to the women, "Take this money as a pledge 

that at such a time I will take thee to be my wife." A woman who was 

thus betrothed or bargained for, was almost in every respect by the law 

considered as already married. 

 

Before the legislation of Moses, "marriages among the Jews," say the 

Rabbies, "were agreed on by the parents and relations of both sides. 

When this was done, the bridegroom was introduced to his bride. Presents 

were mutually exchanged, the contract signed before witnesses, and the 

bride, having remained sometime with her relations, was sent away to the 

habitation of her husband, in the night, with singing, dancing, and the 

sound of musical instruments." 

 

By the institution of Moses, the Rabbies tell us the contract of 

marriage was read in the presence of, and signed by, at least ten 

witnesses, who were free, and of age. The bride, who had taken care to 

bathe herself the night before, appeared in all her splendor, but 

veiled, in imitation of Rebecca, who veiled herself when she came in 

sight of Isaac. She was then given to the bridegroom by her parents, in 

words to this purpose: "Take her according to the law of Moses." And he 

received her, by saying, "I take her according to that law." Some 

blessings were then pronounced on the young couple, both by the parents 

and the rest of the company. 

 

The blessings or prayers generally run in this style: "Blessed art thou, 

O Lord of heaven, and earth, who has created man in thine own likeness, 

and hast appointed woman to be his partner and companion! Blessed art 

thou, who fillest Zion with joy for the multitude of her children! 

Blessed art thou who sendest gladness to the bridegroom and his bride; 

who hast ordained for them, love, joy, tenderness, peace and mutual 

affection. Be pleased to bless not only this couple, but Judah and 

Jerusalem, with songs of joy, and praise for the joy that thou givest 


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