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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

married couple, and to sing _epithalamia_ at the door of their 

bed-chamber. 

 

Epithalamia were marriage songs, anciently sung in praise of the bride 

or bridegroom, wishing them happiness, prosperity and a numerous issue. 

 

Among the Romans there were three different kinds of marriage. The 

ceremony of the first consisted in the young couple eating a cake 

together made only of wheat, salt and water. The second kind was 

celebrated by the parties solemnly pledging their faith to each other, 

by giving and receiving a piece of money. This was the most common way 

of marrying among the Romans. It continued in use, even after they 

became Christians. When writings were introduced to testify that a man 

and a woman had become husband and wife, and also, that the husband had 

settled a dower upon his bride, these writings were called _Tabulae 

Dotales_ (dowry tables;) and hence, perhaps the words in our marriage 

ceremony, "I thee endow." 

 

The third kind of marriage was, when a man and woman, having cohabited 

for some time and had children, found it expedient to continue together. 

In this case, if they made up the matter between themselves, it became 

a valid marriage, and the children were considered as legitimate. 

 

Something similar to this is the present custom in Scotland. There, if a 

man live with, and have children by a woman, though he do not marry her 

till he be upon his death-bed, all the children are thereby legitimated 

and become entitled to the honors and estates of their father. The case 

is the same in Holland and some parts of Germany; with this difference 

only, that all the children to be legitimated must appear with the 

father and mother in church at the ceremony of their marriage. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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