Primitive Love and Love-Stories
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Primitive Love and Love-Stories

By Henry Theophilus Finck
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  • PRIMITIVE LOVE AND LOVE-STORIES
  • DEDICATED TO ONE WHO TAUGHT THE AUTHOR THAT CONJUGAL AFFECTION IS NOT INFERIOR TO ROMANTIC LOVE
    • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
    • HISTORY OF AN IDEA
    • PRIMITIVE LOVE
    • HISTORY OF AN IDEA
      • ORIGIN OF A BOOK
      • SKEPTICAL CRITICS
      • ROBERT BURTON
      • HEGEL ON GREEK LOVE
      • SHELLEY ON GREEK LOVE
      • MACAULAY, BULWER-LYTTON, GAUTIER
      • GOLDSMITH AND ROUSSEAU
      • LOVE A COMPOUND FEELING
      • HERBERT SPENCER'S ANALYSIS
      • ACTIVE IMPULSES MUST BE ADDED
      • SENSUALITY THE ANTIPODE OF LOVE
      • THE WORD ROMANTIC
      • ANIMALS HIGHER THAN SAVAGES
      • LOVE THE LAST, NOT THE FIRST, PRODUCT OF CIVILIZATION
      • PLAN OF THIS VOLUME
      • GREEK SENTIMENTALITY
      • IMPORTANCE OF LOVE
      • HOW SENTIMENTS CHANGE AND GROW
      • NO LOVE OF ROMANTIC SCENERY
      • NO LOVE IN EARLY RELIGION
      • MURDER AS A VIRTUE
      • SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS.
      • HONORABLE POLYGAMY
      • CURIOSITIES OF MODESTY
      • INDIFFERENCE TO CHASTITY
      • HORROR OF INCEST
      • WHAT IS ROMANTIC LOVE?
      • INGREDIENTS OF LOVE
      • I. INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCE
      • ALL GIRLS EQUALLY ATTRACTIVE
      • SHALLOW PREDILECTION
      • REPRESSION OF PREFERENCE
      • UTILITY VERSUS SENTIMENT
      • A STORY OF AFRICAN LOVE
      • SIMILARITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND SEXES
      • PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SEXUAL CHARACTERS
      • FASTIDIOUS SENSUALITY IS NOT LOVE
      • TWO STORIES OF INDIAN LOVE
      • FEMININE IDEALS SUPERIOR TO MASCULINE
      • SEX IN BODY AND MIND
      • TRUE FEMININITY AND ITS FEMALE ENEMIES
      • MYSTERIES OF LOVE
      • AN ORIENTAL LOVE-STORY
      • II. MONOPOLISM
      • JULIET AND NOTHING BUT JULIET
      • BUTTERFLY LOVE
      • ROMANTIC STORIES OF NON-ROMANTIC LOVE
      • OBSTACLES TO MONOPOLISM
      • WIVES AND GIRLS IN COMMON
      • TRIAL MARRIAGES
      • TWO ROMAN LOVERS
      • III. JEALOUSY
      • RAGE AT RIVALS
      • WOMEN AS PRIVATE PROPERTY
      • HORRIBLE PUNISHMENTS
      • ESSENCE OF TRUE JEALOUSY
      • ABSENCE OF MASCULINE JEALOUSY
      • PERSIAN AND GREEK JEALOUSY
      • PRIMITIVE FEMININE JEALOUSY
      • ABSENCE OF FEMININE JEALOUSY
      • JEALOUSY PURGED OF HATE
      • A VIRTUOUS SIN
      • ABNORMAL STATES
      • JEALOUSY IN ROMANTIC LOVE
      • IV. COYNESS
      • WOMEN WHO WOO
      • WERE HEBREW AND GREEK WOMEN COY?
      • MASCULINE COYNESS
      • SHY BUT NOT COY
      • MILITARISM AND MEDIAEVAL WOMEN
      • WHAT MADE WOMEN COY?
      • CAPTURING WOMEN
      • THE COMEDY OF MOCK CAPTURE
      • WHY THE WOMEN RESIST
      • QUAINT CUSTOMS
      • GREEK AND ROMAN MERCENARY COYNESS
      • MODESTY AND COYNESS
      • UTILITY OF COYNESS
      • HOW WOMEN PROPOSE
      • V. HOPE AND DESPAIR—MIXED MOODS
      • AMOROUS ANTITHESES
      • COURTSHIP AND IMAGINATION
      • EFFECTS OF SENSUAL LOVE
      • VI. HYPERBOLE
      • GIRLS AND FLOWERS
      • EYES AND STARS
      • LOCKS AND FRAGRANCE
      • POETIC DESIRE FOR CONTACT
      • NATURE'S SYMPATHY WITH LOVERS
      • ROMANTIC BUT NOT LOVING
      • THE POWER OF LOVE
      • VII. PRIDE
    • COMIC SIDE OF LOVE
      • A MYSTERY EXPLAINED
      • IMPORTANCE OF PRIDE
      • VARIETIES AND GERMS
      • NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL SYMPTOMS OF LOVE
      • VIII. SYMPATHY
      • EGOTISM, NAKED OK MASKED
      • DELIGHT IN THE TORTURE OF OTHERS
      • INDIFFERENCE TO SUFFERING
      • EXPOSING THE SICK AND AGED
      • BIRTH OF SYMPATHY
      • WOMEN CRUELER THAN MEN
      • PLATO DENOUNCES SYMPATHY
      • SHAM ALTRUISM IN INDIA
      • EVOLUTION OF SYMPATHY
      • AMOROUS SYMPATHY
      • IX. ADORATION
      • DEIFICATION OF PERSONS
      • PRIMITIVE CONTEMPT FOR WOMEN
      • HOMAGES TO PRIESTESSES
      • KINSHIP THROUGH FEMALES ONLY
      • WOMAN'S DOMESTIC RULE
      • WOMAN'S POLITICAL RULE
      • GREEK ESTIMATE OF WOMEN
      • MAN-WORSHIP AND CHRISTIANITY
      • X. UNSELFISH GALLANTRY.
      • THE GALLANT ROOSTER
      • UNGALLANT LOWER RACES OF MEN
      • EGYPTIAN LOVE
      • ARABIAN LOVE
      • THE UNCHIVALROUS GREEKS
      • OVID'S SHAM GALLANTRY
      • MEDIAEVAL AND MODERN GALLANTRY
      • "AN INSULT TO WOMAN"
      • SUMMARY
      • A SURE TEST OF LOVE
      • XI. ALTRUISTIC SELF-SACRIFICE
      • THE LADY AND THE TIGER
      • A GREEK LOVE-STORY
      • PERSIAN LOVE
      • HERO AND LEANDER
      • THE ELEPHANT AND THE LOTOS
      • SUICIDE IS SELFISH
      • XII. AFFECTION
      • EROTIC ASSASSINS
      • THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON
      • STUFF AND NONSENSE
      • SACRIFICES OF CANNIBAL HUSBANDS
      • INCLINATIONS MISTAKEN FOR AFFECTION
      • SELFISH LIKING AND ATTACHMENT
      • FOOLISH FONDNESS
      • UNSELFISH AFFECTION
      • XIII. MENTAL PURITY
      • GERMAN TESTIMONY
      • ENGLISH TESTIMONY
      • MAIDEN FANCIES
      • PATHOLOGIC LOVE
      • A MODERN SENTIMENT
      • PERSIANS, TURKS, AND HINDOOS
      • LOVE DESPISED IN JAPAN AND CHINA
      • GREEK SCORN FOR WOMAN-LOVE
      • PENETRATIVE VIRGINITY
      • XIV. ADMIRATION OF PERSONAL BEAUTY
      • DARWIN'S UNFORTUNATE MISTAKE
      • "DECORATION" FOR PROTECTION
      • WAR "DECORATIONS"
      • AMULETS, CHARMS, MEDICINES.
      • MOURNING LANGUAGE
      • INDICATIONS OF TRIBE OR RANK
      • VAIN DESIRE TO ATTRACT ATTENTION
      • OBJECTS OF TATTOOING
      • TATTOOING ON PACIFIC ISLANDS
      • TATTOOING IN AMERICA
      • TATTOOING IN JAPAN
      • SCARIFICATION.
      • ALLEGED TESTIMONY OF NATIVES
      • MISLEADING TESTIMONY OF VISITORS
      • "DECORATION" AT THE AGE OF PUBERTY
      • "DECORATION" AS A TEST OF COURAGE
      • MUTILATION, FASHION, AND EMULATION
      • PERSONAL BEAUTY VERSUS PERSONAL DECORATION
      • DE GUSTIBUS NON EST DISPUTANDUM (?)
      • INDIFFERENCE TO DIRT
      • REASONS FOR BATHING.
      • CORPULENCE VERSUS BEAUTY
      • FATTENING GIRLS FOR THE MARRIAGE MARKET
      • ORIENTAL IDEALS
      • THE CONCUPISCENCE THEORY OF BEAUTY
      • UTILITY IS NOT BEAUTY
      • A NEW SENSE EASILY LOST AGAIN
      • MORAL UGLINESS
      • BEAUTIFYING INTELLIGENCE
      • THE STRANGE GREEK ATTITUDE
      • A COMPOSITE AND VARIABLE SENTIMENT
      • DEFINITION OF LOVE
      • WHY CALLED ROMANTIC
      • SENSUALITY, SENTIMENTALITY, AND SENTIMENT
      • APPETITE AND LONGING
      • WILES OF AN ORIENTAL GIRL
      • RARITY OF TRUE LOVE
      • MISTAKES REGARDING CONJUGAL LOVE
      • HOW ROMANTIC LOVE IS METAMORPHOSED
      • WHY SAVAGES VALUE WIVES
      • MOURNING TO ORDER
      • MOURNING FOR ENTERTAINMENT
      • THE TRUTH ABOUT WIDOW-BURNING
      • FEMININE DEVOTION IN ANCIENT LITERATURE
      • WIVES ESTEEMED AS MOTHERS ONLY
      • WHY CONJUGAL PRECEDES ROMANTIC LOVE
      • OBSTACLES TO ROMANTIC LOVE
      • II. COARSENESS AND OBSCENITY
      • III. WAR
      • IV. CRUELTY
      • V. MASCULINE SELFISHNESS
      • VI. CONTEMPT FOR WOMEN
      • VII. CAPTURE AND SALE OF BRIDES
      • VIII. INFANT MARRIAGES
      • IX. PREVENTION OF FREE CHOICE
      • X. SEPARATION OF THE SEXES
      • XI. SEXUAL TABOOS
      • XII. RACE AVERSION
      • XIII. MULTIPLICITY OF LANGUAGES
      • XIV. SOCIAL BARRIERS
      • XV. RELIGIOUS PREJUDICE
      • SPECIMENS OF AFRICAN LOVE
      • BUSHMAN QUALIFICATIONS FOR LOVE
      • "LOVE IN ALL THEIR MARRIAGES"
      • FALSE FACTS REGARDING HOTTENTOTS
      • EFFEMINATE MEN AND MASCULINE WOMEN
      • HOW THE HOTTENTOT WOMAN "RULES AT HOME"
      • "REGARD FOR WOMEN"
      • CAPACITY FOR REFINED LOVE
      • HOTTENTOT COARSENESS
      • FAT VERSUS SENTIMENT
      • SOUTH AFRICAN LOVE-POEMS
      • A HOTTENTOT FLIRT
      • KAFFIR MORALS
      • INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCE FOR—COWS
      • BARGAINING FOR BRIDES
      • AMOROUS PREFERENCES
      • ZULU GIRLS NOT COY
      • CHARMS AHD POEMS
      • A KAFFIR LOVE-STORY
      • LOWER THAN BEASTS
      • COLONIES OF FREE LOVERS
      • A LESSON IN GALLANTRY
      • NOT A PARTICLE OF ROMANCE
      • NO LOVE AMONG NEGROES
      • A QUEER STORY
      • SUICIDES
      • POETIC LOVE ON THE CONGO
      • BLACK LOVE IN KAMERUN
      • A SLAVE COAST LOVE-STORY
      • THE MAIDEN WHO ALWAYS REFUSED
      • AFRICAN STORY-BOOKS
      • THE FIVE SUITORS
      • TAMBA AND THE PRINCESS
      • THE SEWING MATCH
      • BALING OUT THE BROOK
      • PROVERBS ABOUT WOMEN
      • AFRICAN AMAZONS
      • WHERE WOMAN COMMANDS
      • NO CHANCE FOR ROMANTIC LOVE
      • PASTORAL LOVE
      • ABYSSINIAN BEAUTY AND FLIRTATION
      • GALLA COARSENESS
      • SOMALI LOVE-AFFAIRS
      • ARABIC INFLUENCES
      • TOUAREG CHIVALRY
      • AN AFRICAN LOVE-LETTER
      • ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN LOVE
      • PERSONAL CHARMS OF AUSTRALIANS
      • CRUEL TREATMENT OF WOMEN
      • WERE SAVAGES CORRUPTED BY WHITES?
      • ABORIGINAL HORRORS
      • NAKED AND NOT ASHAMED
      • IS CIVILIZATION DEMORALIZING?
      • ABORIGINAL WANTONNESS
      • LOWER THAN BRUTES
      • INDIFFERENCE TO CHASTITY
      • USELESS PRECAUTIONS
      • SURVIVALS OF PROMISCUITY
      • ABORIGINAL DEPRAVITY
      • THE QUESTION OF PROMISCUITY
      • WHY DO AUSTRALIANS MARRY?
      • CURIOSITIES OF JEALOUSY
      • PUGNACIOUS FEMALES
      • WIFE STEALING
      • SWAPPING GIRLS
      • THE PHILOSOPHY OF ELOPEMENTS
      • CHARMING A WOMAN BY MAGIC
      • OTHER OBSTACLES TO LOVE
      • MARRIAGE TABOOS AND "INCEST."
      • AFFECTION FOR WOMEN AND DOGS
      • A HORRIBLE CUSTOM
      • ROMANTIC AFFLICTION
      • A LOCK OF HAIR
      • TWO NATIVE STORIES
      • BARRINGTON'S LOVE-STORY
      • RISKING LIFE FOR A WOMAN
      • GERSTAECKER'S LOVE-STORY
      • LOCAL COLOR IN COURTSHIP
      • LOVE-LETTERS
      • ISLAND LOVE ON THE PACIFIC
      • WHERE WOMEN PROPOSE
      • BORNEAN CAGED GIRLS
      • CHARMS OF DYAK WOMEN
      • DYAK MORALS
      • NOCTURNAL COURTSHIP
      • HEAD HUNTERS A-WOOING
      • FICKLE AND SHALLOW PASSION
      • DYAK LOVE-SONGS
      • THE GIRL WITH THE CLEAN FACE
      • FIJIAN REFINEMENTS
      • HOW CANNIBALS TREAT WOMEN
      • FIJIAN MODESTY AND CHASTITY
      • EMOTIONAL CURIOSITIES
      • FIJIAN LOVE-POEMS
      • I
      • III
      • SERENADES AND PROPOSALS
      • SUICIDES AND BACHELORS
      • SAMOAN TRAITS
      • COURTSHIP PANTOMIME
      • TWO SAMOAH LOVE-STORIES
      • PERSONAL CHARMS OF SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS
      • TAHITIANS AND THEIR WHITE VISITORS
      • HEARTLESS TREATMENT OF WOMEN
      • TWO STORIES OF TAHITIAN INFATUATION
      • CAPTAIN COOK ON TAHITIAN LOVE
      • WERE THE TONGANS CIVILIZED?
      • LOVE OF SCENERY
      • A CANNIBAL BARGAIN
      • THE HANDSOME CHIEFS
      • HONEYMOON IN A CAVE
      • A HAWAIIAN CAVE-STORY
      • IS THIS ROMANTIC LOVE?
      • VAGARIES OF HAWAIIAN FONDNESS
      • HAWAIIAN MORALS
      • THE HELEN OF HAWAII
      • INTERCEPTED LOVE-LETTERS
      • MAORIS OF NEW ZEALAND
      • THE MAIDEN OF ROTORUA
      • THE MAN ON THE TREE
      • LOVE IN A FORTRESS
      • STRATAGEM OF AN ELOPEMENT
      • MAORI LOVE-POEMS
      • THE WOOING-HOUSE
      • LIBERTY OF CHOICE AND RESPECT FOR WOMEN
      • MAORI MORALS AND CAPACITY FOR LOVE
      • HOW AMERICAN INDIANS LOVE
      • THE RED LOVER
      • THE FOAM WOMAN
      • THE HUMPBACK MAGICIAN
      • THE BUFFALO KING
      • THE HAUNTED GROVE
      • THE GIRL AND THE SCALP
      • A CHIPPEWA LOVE-SONG
      • HOW "INDIAN STORIES" ARE WRITTEN
      • REALITY VERSUS ROMANCE
      • DECEPTIVE MODESTY
      • WERE INDIANS CORRUPTED BY WHITES?
      • THE NOBLE RED MAN
      • APPARENT EXCEPTIONS
      • INTIMIDATING CALIFORNIA SQUAWS
      • GOING A-CALUMETING
      • SQUAWS AND PERSONAL BEAUTY
      • ARE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS GALLANT?
      • SOUTH AMERICAN GALLANTRY
      • HOW INDIANS ADORE SQUAWS
      • CHOOSING A HUSBAND
      • COMPULSORY "FREE CHOICE"
      • A BRITISH COLUMBIA STORY
      • THE DANGER OF COQUETRY
      • THE GIRL MARKET
      • OTHER WAYS OF THWARTING FREE CHOICE
      • CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN EXAMPLES
      • WHY INDIANS ELOPE
      • SUICIDE AND LOVE
      • LOVE-CHARMS
      • CURIOSITIES OF COURTSHIP
      • PANTOMIMIC LOVE-MAKING
      • HONEYMOON
      • MUSIC IN INDIAN COURTSHIP
      • INDIAN LOVE-POEMS
      • MORE LOVE-STORIES
      • "WHITE MAN TOO MUCH LIE"
      • THE STORY OF POCAHONTAS
      • VERDICT: NO ROMANTIC LOVE
      • THE UNLOVING ESKIMO
      • INDIA—WILD TRIBES AND TEMPLE GIRLS
      • "WHOLE TRACTS OF FEELING UNKNOWN TO THEM"
      • PRACTICAL PROMISCUITY
      • "MARVELLOUSLY PRETTY AND ROMANTIC"
      • LIBERTY OF CHOICE
      • SCALPS AND FIELD-MICE
      • A TOPSY-TURVY CUSTOM
      • PAHÁRIA LADS AND LASSES
      • CHILD MURDER AND CHILD MARRIAGE
      • MONSTROUS PARENTAL SELFISHNESS
      • HOW HINDOO GIRLS ARE DISPOSED OF
      • HINDOOS FAR BELOW BRUTES
      • CONTEMPT IN PLACE OF LOVE
      • WIDOWS AND THEIR TORMENTORS
      • HINDOO DEPRAVITY
      • TEMPLE GIRLS
      • AN INDIAN ASPASIA
      • SYMPTOMS OF FEMININE LOVE
      • SYMPTOMS OF MASCULINE LOVE
      • LYRICS AND DRAMAS
      • I. THE STORY OF SAKUNTALA
      • II. THE STORY OF URVASI
      • III. MALAVIKA AND AGNIMITRA
      • IV. THE STORY OF SAVITRI
      • V. NALA AND DAMAYANTI
      • ARTIFICIAL SYMPTOMS
      • THE HINDOO GOD OF LOVE
      • DYING FOR LOVE
      • WHAT HINDOO POETS ADMIRE IN WOMEN
      • THE OLD STORY OF SELFISHNESS
      • BAYADÈRES AND PRINCESSES AS HEROINES
      • VOLUNTARY UNIONS NOT RESPECTABLE
      • DOES THE BIBLE IGNORE ROMANTIC LOVE?
      • THE STORY OF JACOB AND RACHEL
      • THE COURTING OF REBEKAH
      • HOW RUTH COURTED BOAZ
      • NO SYMPATHY OR SENTIMENT
      • A MASCULINE IDEAL OF WOMANHOOD
      • NOT THE CHRISTIAN IDEAL OF LOVE
      • UNCHIVALROUS SLAUGHTER OF WOMEN
      • FOUR MORE BIBLE STORIES
      • ABISHAG THE SHUNAMMITE
      • THE SONG OF SONGS
      • GREEK LOVE-STORIES AND POEMS
      • CHAMPIONS OF GREEK LOVE
      • GLADSTONE ON THE WOMEN OF HOMER
      • ACHILLES AS A LOVER
      • ODYSSEUS, LIBERTINE AND RUFFIAN
      • WAS PENELOPE A MODEL WIFE?
      • HECTOR AND ANDROMACHE
      • BARBAROUS TREATMENT OF GREEK WOMEN
      • LOVE IN SAPPHO'S POEMS
      • MASCULINE MINDS IN FEMALE BODIES
      • ANACREON AND OTHERS
      • WOMAN AND LOVE IN AESCHYLUS
      • WOMAN AND LOVE IN SOPHOCLES
      • WOMAN AND LOVE IN EURIPIDES
      • ROMANTIC LOVE, GREEK STYLE
      • PLATONIC LOVE OF WOMEN
      • SPARTAN OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOVE
      • AMAZONIAN IDEAL OF GREEK WOMANHOOD
      • ATHENIAN ORIENTALISM
      • LITERATURE AND LIFE
      • GREEK LOVE IN AFRICA
      • ALEXANDRIAN CHIVALRY.
      • THE NEW COMEDY
      • THEOCRITUS AND CALLIMACHUS
      • MEDEA AND JASON
      • POETS AND HETAIRAI.
      • SHORT STORIES
      • GREEK ROMANCES
      • DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
      • HERO AND LEANDER
      • CUPID AND PSYCHE
      • UTILITY AND FUTURE OF LOVE
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX OF AUTHORS
    • INDEX OF SUBJECTS
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