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2753

ALL AGES AND NATIONS;

A COMPLETE AND AUTHENTIO

HISTORY OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS, CHARACTER
AND CONDITION OF THE FEMALE SEX, IN CIV.

ILIZED AND SAVAGE COUNTRIES,

from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time.

BY THOMAS L. NICHOLS.

NEW-YORK;
H. LONG & BROTHER,

43 Ann-street.

1849.

1

TE NEY YORK

PUBLIC LIBRARI

7515B

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TWDEN FOUNDATIONS
B 1339

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849,

BY THOMAS L. NICHOLS,
In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States, for the

Southern District of New York.

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CONTENTS

PART FIRST.

FEMALE BEAUTY.What is beauty! Origin of the human race; beauty of
various races; power of beauty

15-20

FEMALE EDUCATION. Opinions of female qualities; importance of female

education; female education in Ancient Egypt-Phænicia-Persia-
Greece-Rome; erudition of Roman ladies ; learned women of the middle
ages; succeeding ignorance; modern fashionable female education; Afri-
can boarding-schools -- Mahommedan— Chinese; North American In-
dians; Virgins of the Sun; destiny of woman in America

GRAM 16 FEB 37

39-51

PART FOURTH.

COURTSHIP.-Nature and origin ; law, and exceptions; courting by proxy;

right of Hebrew widows; Hurons and Iroquois; origin of polygamy;
barbarous contests; beautiful customs of Greece; charms and conjura-
tions; Scandinavian women and poetry; Odin's advice to lovers; story
of Grymer; courting by combat; equal privileges; Indian customs;
Greenland maidens; Spanish lovers ; Turkish gallantry; courtship in
freedom ; curious customs in the United States; social reform, 5272

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