Sketches Of The Fair Sex

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Sketches of the fair sex, in all parts of the world. To which are added rules for determining the precise figure, the degree of beauty, the habits, and the age of women, notwithstanding the aids and disguise of dress. It is our design to present a pleasing and interesting miscellany, which will serve to beguile the leisure hour, and will at the same time couple instruction with amusement. We have used but little method in the arrangement: Choosing rather to furnish the reader with a rich profusion of narratives and anecdotes, all tending to illustrate the FEMALE CHARACTER, to display its delicacy, its sweetness, its gentle or sometimes heroic virtues, its amiable weaknesses, and strange defects—than to attempt an accurate analysis of the hardest subject man ever attempted to master, viz—WOMAN. (Summary from the book)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, *Non-fiction, Psychology

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES. THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS. WOMAN IN THE PATRIARCHAL AGES. WOMEN OF ANCIENT EGYPT. MODERN EGYPTIAN WOMEN. PERSIAN WOMEN. Colman Shew
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Play 02 02 - GRECIAN WOMEN. GRECIAN COURTEZANS. Lucy Perry
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Play 03 03 - ROMAN WOMEN. LAWS AND CUSTOMS RESPECTING THE ROMAN WOMEN. swade
00:13:53
Play 04 04 - WOMEN IN SAVAGE LIFE. EASTERN WOMEN. Kalynda
00:12:55
Play 05 05 - CHINESE WOMAN. AFRICAN WOMEN. Bellona Times
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Play 06 06 - GREAT ENTERPRISES OF WOMEN IN THE TIMES OF CHIVALRY. OTHER PARTICULARS RESPECTING FEMALES DURING THE AGE OF CHIVALRY. Bellona Times
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Play 07 07 - FRENCH WOMEN. ITALIAN WOMEN. Chloe
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Play 08 08 - SPANISH WOMEN. ENGLISH WOMEN. RUSSIAN WOMEN. swade
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Play 09 09 - THE IDEA OF FEMALE INFERIORITY. FEMALE SIMPLICITY. TriciaG
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Play 10 10 - THE MILD MAGNANIMITY OF WOMEN. FEMALE DELICACY. INFLUENCE OF FEMALE SOCIETY. edbucks
00:19:31
Play 11 11 - MONASTIC LIFE. DEGREES OF SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS. edbucks
00:16:36
Play 12 12 - GERMAN WOMEN. A VIEW OF MATRIMONY IN THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTS. BETROTHING AND MARRIAGE. Tim Ferreira
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Play 13 13 - FEMALE FRIENDSHIP. Terry Goodyer
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Play 14 14 - ON THE CHOICE OF A HUSBAND. Bellona Times
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Play 15 15 - A LETTER TO A NEW MARRIED MAN. GARRICK'S ADVICE TO MARRIED LADIES. TriciaG
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Play 16 16 - ORIGIN OF NUNNERIES. DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT CONVENT AT AJUDA IN RIO JANERIO. CEREMONY OF THE INITIATION OF A NUN. Kalynda
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Play 17 17 - WEDDED LOVE IS INFINITELY PREFERABLE TO VARIETY. ITALIAN DEBAUCHERY. NAKED FAKIERS. MAHOMETAN PLURALITY OF WIVES. summerdaze
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Play 18 18 - WOMEN OF OTAHEITE. CRIM. CON. OF CLAUDIUS AND POMPEIA. A WORD TO A VERY NICE CLASS OF LADIES. summerdaze
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Play 19 19 - CUSTOM IN THE MOGHUL EMPIRE. CUSTOM OF THE MUSCOVITES. SALE OF CHILDREN TO PURCHASE WIVES. POLYGAMY AND CONCUBINAGE. EUNUCHS. GIRLS SOLD AT AUCTION. SALE OF A WIFE. TriciaG
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Play 20 20 - PUNISHMENT OF ADULTERY. ANECDOTE OF CÆSAR. POWER OF MARRYING. Kalynda
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Play 21 21 - CELIBACY OF CLERGY. DESPERATE ACT OF EUTHIRA. Randall Ryan
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Play 22 22 - LUXURIOUS DRESS OF GRECIAN LADIES. GRECIAN COURTSHIP. Terry Goodyer
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Play 23 23 - POWER OF PHILTRES AND CHARMS. EASTERN COURTSHIP. LONG HAIR OF SAXONS AND DANES. Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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Play 24 24 - ST. VALENTINE'S DAY. COURTS OF LOVE. IMMODESTY AT BABYLON. INDECENCY AT ADRIANOPLE. edbucks
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Play 25 25 - ANCIENT SWEDISH COURTSHIP. LAPLAND AND GREENLAND LADY. Terry Goodyer
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Play 26 26 - 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. Bellona Times
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Play 27 27 - ART OF DETERMINING THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY, THE HABITS, AND THE AGE, OF WOMEN, NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISES OF DRESS. Dirk Eichhorn
00:19:44
Play 28 28 - THE IDEAL OF FEMALE BEAUTY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS STATUE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI. THE FIRST KISS OF LOVE. THE DEATH OF CLEOPATRA. Demi Fair
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Play 29 29 - AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY (Part 1) edbucks
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Play 30 30 - AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY (Part 2) edbucks
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