Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World
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Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World

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  • [piii]SKETCHES OF THE FAIR SEX, IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.
    • [pvii]TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • [p9]SKETCHES OF “THE SEX.”
    • THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS.
    • WOMAN IN THE PATRIARCHAL AGES.
    • [p13]WOMEN OF ANCIENT EGYPT.
    • [p15]MODERN EGYPTIAN WOMEN.
    • PERSIAN WOMEN.
    • GRECIAN WOMEN.
    • [p20]GRECIAN COURTEZANS.
    • [p24]ROMAN WOMEN.
    • LAWS AND CUSTOMS RESPECTING THE ROMAN WOMEN.
    • WOMAN IN SAVAGE LIFE.
    • [p37]EASTERN WOMEN.
    • CHINESE WOMAN.
    • [p43]AFRICAN WOMEN.
    • GREAT ENTERPRISES OF WOMEN IN THE TIMES OF CHIVALRY.
    • OTHER PARTICULARS RESPECTING FEMALES DURING THE AGE OF CHIVALRY.
    • FRENCH WOMEN.
    • ITALIAN WOMEN.
    • SPANISH WOMEN.
    • ENGLISH WOMEN.
    • RUSSIAN WOMEN.
    • THE IDEA OF FEMALE INFERIORITY.
    • FEMALE SIMPLICITY.
    • THE MILD MAGNANIMITY OF WOMEN.
    • [p80]FEMALE DELICACY.
    • INFLUENCE OF FEMALE SOCIETY.
    • MONASTIC LIFE.
    • DEGREES OF SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS.
    • GERMAN WOMEN.
    • [p103]A VIEW OF MATRIMONY IN THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTS.
    • BETROTHING AND MARRIAGE.
    • FEMALE FRIENDSHIP.
    • [p114]ON THE CHOICE OF A HUSBAND.
    • A LETTER TO A NEW MARRIED MAN.
    • [p130]GARRICK’S ADVICE TO MARRIED LADIES.
    • [p131]ORIGIN OF NUNNERIES.
    • DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT CONVENT AT AJUDA IN RIO JANERIO.
    • CEREMONY OF THE INITIATION OF A NUN.
    • [p136]WEDDED LOVE IS INFINITELY PREFERABLE TO VARIETY.
    • ITALIAN DEBAUCHERY.
    • [p138]NAKED FAKIERS
    • MAHOMETAN PLURALITY OF WIVES.
    • WOMEN OF OTAHEITE.
    • [p143]CRIM. CON. OF CLAUDIUS AND POMPEIA.
    • [p145]A WORD TO A VERY NICE CLASS OF LADIES.
    • CUSTOM IN THE MOGUL EMPIRE.
    • CUSTOM OF THE MUSCOVITES.
    • SALE OF CHILDREN TO PURCHASE WIVES.
    • POLYGAMY AND CONCUBINAGE.
    • EUNUCHS.
    • [p153]GIRLS SOLD AT AUCTION.
    • [p154]SALE OF A WIFE.
    • PUNISHMENT OF ADULTERY.
    • ANECDOTE OF CÆSAR.
    • POWER OF MARRYING.
    • CELIBACY OF THE CLERGY.
    • [p162]DESPERATE ACT OF EUTHIRA.
    • [p164]LUXURIOUS DRESS OF THE GRECIAN LADIES.
    • GRECIAN COURTSHIP.
    • POWER OF PHILTRES AND CHARMS.
    • EASTERN COURTSHIP.
    • LONG HAIR OF SAXONS AND DANES.
    • ST. VALENTINE’S DAY.
    • COURTS OF LOVE.
    • IMMODESTY AT BABYLON.
    • INDECENCY AT ADRIANOPLE.
    • [p176]ANCIENT SWEDISH COURTSHIP.
    • LAPLAND AND GREENLAND LADY.
    • EDUCATION OF WOMEN IN ASIA AND AFRICA.
    • RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS OF THE GREEKS.
    • THE DEATHS OF LUCRETIA AND VIRGINIA.
    • ON LOOKING AT THE PICTURE OF A BEAUTIFUL FEMALE.
  • [p185]ART OF DETERMINING THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY, THE HABITS, AND THE AGE, OF WOMEN, NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISES OF DRESS.
    • OF FIGURE.
    • OF BEAUTY.
    • OF MIND.
    • [p192]OF HABITS.
    • OF AGE.
  • [p194]THE IDEAL OF FEMALE BEAUTY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS STATUE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI.
    • [p198]THE FIRST KISS OF LOVE.
    • [p199]THE DEATH OF CLEOPATRA.
    • [p203]AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY.
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