The philosophy of marriage, in its social, moral and physical relations; with an account of the diseases of the genito-urinary organs which impair or destroy the reproductive function; with the physiology of generation in the vegetable and animal kingdoms; part of a course of lects

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Page 195 - Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When my dimensions are as well compact, My mind as generous, and my shape as true, As honest madam's issue? Why brand they us With base?
Page 181 - Spiritus intus alit: totamque infusa per artus ' Mens agitat molem, et magno se corpore miscet ' Inde hominum pecudumque genus vitaeque volantum ' Et quae marmoreo fert monstra sub aequore pontus.
Page 27 - For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife ; and they shall be two in one flesh.
Page 99 - ... sofa to the number of twenty, and put me in mind of the pictures of the ancient nymphs. I did not think all nature could have furnished such a scene of beauty. She made them a sign to play and dance. Four of them immediately began to play some soft airs on instruments between a lute and a guitar, which they accompanied with their voices, while the others danced by turns. This dance was very different from what I had seen before.
Page 99 - This dance was very different from what I had seen before. Nothing could be more artful, or more proper to raise certain ideas. The tunes so soft! — the motions so languishing! — accompanied with pauses and dying eyes! half-falling back, and then recovering themselves in so artful a manner...
Page 334 - A monster which hath not the shape of mankind, but in any part evidently bears the resemblance of the brute creation, hath no inheritable blood, and cannot be heir to any land, albeit it be brought forth in marriage ; but, although it hath deformity in any part of its body, yet if it hath human shape, it may be heir.
Page 170 - Ramolini, one of the most beautiful young women of the island, and possessed of a great deal of firmness of character. She partook...
Page 167 - That changes produced by external causes in the appearance or constitution of the individual are temporary; and, in general, acquired characters are transient; they terminate with the individual, and have no influence on the progeny.
Page 3 - Can common sense either prove or discern the usefulness of excluding it ? Is it fit, is it safe, is it not preposterous, is it not ruinous to the best interests of mankind, to leave the whole management of it to loose and abandoned men ; and to suffer them from year to year, and from century to century, to go on in a course of corruption, seducing and destroying thousands and millions, especially of the young, the gay, and the...

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