Primitive Love and Love-Stories eBook

Henry Theophilus Finck
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MISTAKES REGARDING CONJUGAL LOVE1
SPECIMENS OF AFRICAN LOVE1
ISLAND LOVE ON THE PACIFIC2
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX OF AUTHORS4
INDEX OF SUBJECTS4
AND4
HISTORY OF AN IDEA4
ORIGIN OF A BOOK4
SKEPTICAL CRITICS5
ROBERT BURTON5
HEGEL ON GREEK LOVE6
SHELLEY ON GREEK LOVE8
MACAULAY, BULWER-LYTTON, GAUTIER9
GOLDSMITH AND ROUSSEAU9
LOVE A COMPOUND FEELING10
HERBERT SPENCER’S ANALYSIS11
ACTIVE IMPULSES MUST BE ADDED13
SENSUALITY THE ANTIPODE OF LOVE13
THE WORD ROMANTIC14
ANIMALS HIGHER THAN SAVAGES14
LOVE THE LAST, NOT THE FIRST, PRODUCT OF CIVILIZATION15
PLAN OF THIS VOLUME16
GREEK SENTIMENTALITY16
IMPORTANCE OF LOVE16
HOW SENTIMENTS CHANGE AND GROW17
NO LOVE OF ROMANTIC SCENERY18
NO LOVE IN EARLY RELIGION18
MURDER AS A VIRTUE23
SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS.25
HONORABLE POLYGAMY28
CURIOSITIES OF MODESTY30
INDIFFERENCE TO CHASTITY33
HORROR OF INCEST36
WHAT IS ROMANTIC LOVE?40
INGREDIENTS OF LOVE41
I. INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCE41
ALL GIRLS EQUALLY ATTRACTIVE42
SHALLOW PREDILECTION43
REPRESSION OF PREFERENCE43
UTILITY VERSUS SENTIMENT44
A STORY OF AFRICAN LOVE45
SIMILARITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND SEXES45
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SEXUAL CHARACTERS46
FASTIDIOUS SENSUALITY IS NOT LOVE47
TWO STORIES OF INDIAN LOVE47
FEMININE IDEALS SUPERIOR TO MASCULINE48
SEX IN BODY AND MIND49
TRUE FEMININITY AND ITS FEMALE ENEMIES49
MYSTERIES OF LOVE51
AN ORIENTAL LOVE-STORY52
II.  MONOPOLISM53
JULIET AND NOTHING BUT JULIET54
BUTTERFLY LOVE54
ROMANTIC STORIES OF NON-ROMANTIC LOVE55
OBSTACLES TO MONOPOLISM57
WIVES AND GIRLS IN COMMON58
TRIAL MARRIAGES59
TWO ROMAN LOVERS60
III.  JEALOUSY61
RAGE AT RIVALS61
WOMEN AS PRIVATE PROPERTY62
HORRIBLE PUNISHMENTS63
ESSENCE OF TRUE JEALOUSY63
ABSENCE OF MASCULINE JEALOUSY64
PERSIAN AND GREEK JEALOUSY69
PRIMITIVE FEMININE JEALOUSY72
ABSENCE OF FEMININE JEALOUSY73
JEALOUSY PURGED OF HATE77
A VIRTUOUS SIN78
ABNORMAL STATES79
JEALOUSY IN ROMANTIC LOVE80
IV.  COYNESS81
WOMEN WHO WOO81
WERE HEBREW AND GREEK WOMEN COY?84
MASCULINE COYNESS86
SHY BUT NOT COY86
MILITARISM AND MEDIAEVAL WOMEN87
WHAT MADE WOMEN COY?88
CAPTURING WOMEN90
THE COMEDY OF MOCK CAPTURE91
WHY THE WOMEN RESIST93
QUAINT CUSTOMS94
GREEK AND ROMAN MERCENARY COYNESS95
MODESTY AND COYNESS96
UTILITY OF COYNESS97
HOW WOMEN PROPOSE98
V. HOPE AND DESPAIR—­MIXED MOODS98
AMOROUS ANTITHESES99
COURTSHIP AND IMAGINATION100
EFFECTS OF SENSUAL LOVE100
VI.  HYPERBOLE101
GIRLS AND FLOWERS102
EYES AND STARS103
LOCKS AND FRAGRANCE103
POETIC DESIRE FOR CONTACT104
NATURE’S SYMPATHY WITH LOVERS105
ROMANTIC BUT NOT LOVING105
THE POWER OF LOVE107
VII.  PRIDE108
A MYSTERY EXPLAINED109
IMPORTANCE OF PRIDE109
VARIETIES AND GERMS110
NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL SYMPTOMS OF LOVE111
VIII.  SYMPATHY112
EGOTISM, NAKED OK MASKED113
DELIGHT IN THE TORTURE OF OTHERS114
INDIFFERENCE TO SUFFERING115
EXPOSING THE SICK AND AGED117
BIRTH OF SYMPATHY117
WOMEN CRUELER THAN MEN118
PLATO DENOUNCES SYMPATHY119
SHAM ALTRUISM IN INDIA120
EVOLUTION OF SYMPATHY121
AMOROUS SYMPATHY121
IX.  ADORATION122
DEIFICATION OF PERSONS122
PRIMITIVE CONTEMPT FOR WOMEN123
HOMAGES TO PRIESTESSES127
KINSHIP THROUGH FEMALES ONLY127
WOMAN’S DOMESTIC RULE129
WOMAN’S POLITICAL RULE129
GREEK ESTIMATE OF WOMEN130
MAN-WORSHIP AND CHRISTIANITY131
X. UNSELFISH GALLANTRY.131
THE GALLANT ROOSTER132
UNGALLANT LOWER RACES OF MEN132
EGYPTIAN LOVE135
ARABIAN LOVE136
THE UNCHIVALROUS GREEKS137
OVID’S SHAM GALLANTRY138
MEDIAEVAL AND MODERN GALLANTRY139
SUMMARY141
A SURE TEST OF LOVE142
XI.  ALTRUISTIC SELF-SACRIFICE142
THE LADY AND THE TIGER143
A GREEK LOVE-STORY144
PERSIAN LOVE145
HERO AND LEANDER147
THE ELEPHANT AND THE LOTOS147
SUICIDE IS SELFISH148
XII.  AFFECTION150
EROTIC ASSASSINS150
THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON152
STUFF AND NONSENSE153
SACRIFICES OF CANNIBAL HUSBANDS153
INCLINATIONS MISTAKEN FOR AFFECTION154
SELFISH LIKING AND ATTACHMENT155
FOOLISH FONDNESS155
UNSELFISH AFFECTION157
XIII.  MENTAL PURITY158
GERMAN TESTIMONY159
ENGLISH TESTIMONY160
MAIDEN FANCIES161
PATHOLOGIC LOVE161
A MODERN SENTIMENT162
PERSIANS, TURKS, AND HINDOOS162
LOVE DESPISED IN JAPAN AND CHINA164
GREEK SCORN FOR WOMAN-LOVE164
PENETRATIVE VIRGINITY165
XIV.  ADMIRATION OF PERSONAL BEAUTY165
DARWIN’S UNFORTUNATE MISTAKE166
“DECORATION” FOR PROTECTION168
WAR “DECORATIONS”168
AMULETS, CHARMS, MEDICINES.170
MOURNING LANGUAGE172
INDICATIONS OF TRIBE OR RANK174
VAIN DESIRE TO ATTRACT ATTENTION177
OBJECTS OF TATTOOING178
TATTOOING ON PACIFIC ISLANDS179
TATTOOING IN AMERICA181
TATTOOING IN JAPAN182
SCARIFICATION.183
ALLEGED TESTIMONY OF NATIVES184
MISLEADING TESTIMONY OF VISITORS185
“DECORATION” AT THE AGE OF PUBERTY188
“DECORATION” AS A TEST OF COURAGE190
MUTILATION, FASHION, AND EMULATION191
PERSONAL BEAUTY VERSUS PERSONAL DECORATION193
DE GUSTIBUS NON EST DISPUTANDUM (?)195
INDIFFERENCE TO DIRT197
REASONS FOR BATHING.198
CORPULENCE VERSUS BEAUTY199
FATTENING GIRLS FOR THE MARRIAGE MARKET200
ORIENTAL IDEALS201
THE CONCUPISCENCE THEORY OF BEAUTY202
UTILITY IS NOT BEAUTY203
A NEW SENSE EASILY LOST AGAIN204
MORAL UGLINESS204
BEAUTIFYING INTELLIGENCE205
THE STRANGE GREEK ATTITUDE206
A COMPOSITE AND VARIABLE SENTIMENT206
DEFINITION OF LOVE206
WHY CALLED ROMANTIC207
SENSUALITY, SENTIMENTALITY, AND SENTIMENT209
APPETITE AND LONGING209
WILES OF AN ORIENTAL GIRL213
RARITY OF TRUE LOVE215
MISTAKES REGARDING CONJUGAL LOVE218
HOW ROMANTIC LOVE IS METAMORPHOSED218
WHY SAVAGES VALUE WIVES220
MOURNING TO ORDER223
MOURNING FOR ENTERTAINMENT226
THE TRUTH ABOUT WIDOW-BURNING227
FEMININE DEVOTION IN ANCIENT LITERATURE229
WIVES ESTEEMED AS MOTHERS ONLY230
WHY CONJUGAL PRECEDES ROMANTIC LOVE231
OBSTACLES TO ROMANTIC LOVE234
I. IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY234
II.  COARSENESS AND OBSCENITY235
III.  WAR236
IV.  CRUELTY237
V. MASCULINE SELFISHNESS237
VI.  CONTEMPT FOR WOMEN238
VII.  CAPTURE AND SALE OF BRIDES238
VIII.  INFANT MARRIAGES239
IX.  PREVENTION OF FREE CHOICE239
X. SEPARATION OF THE SEXES247
XI.  SEXUAL TABOOS248
XII.  RACE AVERSION250
XIII.  MULTIPLICITY OF LANGUAGES250
XIV.  SOCIAL BARRIERS251
XV.  RELIGIOUS PREJUDICE253
SPECIMENS OF AFRICAN LOVE253
BUSHMAN QUALIFICATIONS FOR LOVE253
FALSE FACTS REGARDING HOTTENTOTS259
EFFEMINATE MEN AND MASCULINE WOMEN260
HOW THE HOTTENTOT WOMAN “RULES AT HOME”261
CAPACITY FOR REFINED LOVE263
HOTTENTOT COARSENESS263
FAT VERSUS SENTIMENT264
SOUTH AFRICAN LOVE-POEMS265
A HOTTENTOT FLIRT265
KAFFIR MORALS266
INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCE FOR—­COWS269
BARGAINING FOR BRIDES270
AMOROUS PREFERENCES271
ZULU GIRLS NOT COY272
CHARMS AHD POEMS273
A KAFFIR LOVE-STORY274
LOWER THAN BEASTS275
COLONIES OF FREE LOVERS276
A LESSON IN GALLANTRY277
NOT A PARTICLE OF ROMANCE278
NO LOVE AMONG NEGROES279
A QUEER STORY280
SUICIDES281
POETIC LOVE ON THE CONGO281
BLACK LOVE IN KAMERUN282
A SLAVE COAST LOVE-STORY283
THE MAIDEN WHO ALWAYS REFUSED284
AFRICAN STORY-BOOKS285
THE FIVE SUITORS286
THE SEWING MATCH287
BALING OUT THE BROOK287
PROVERBS ABOUT WOMEN288
AFRICAN AMAZONS288
WHERE WOMAN COMMANDS289
NO CHANCE FOR ROMANTIC LOVE290
PASTORAL LOVE290
ABYSSINIAN BEAUTY AND FLIRTATION292
GALLA COARSENESS293
SOMALI LOVE-AFFAIRS293
ARABIC INFLUENCES295
TOUAREG CHIVALRY296
AN AFRICAN LOVE-LETTER297
ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN LOVE298
PERSONAL CHARMS OF AUSTRALIANS298
CRUEL TREATMENT OF WOMEN299
WERE SAVAGES CORRUPTED BY WHITES?302
ABORIGINAL HORRORS303
NAKED AND NOT ASHAMED304
IS CIVILIZATION DEMORALIZING?305
ABORIGINAL WANTONNESS306
LOWER THAN BRUTES307
INDIFFERENCE TO CHASTITY308
USELESS PRECAUTIONS309
SURVIVALS OF PROMISCUITY310
ABORIGINAL DEPRAVITY312
THE QUESTION OF PROMISCUITY313
WHY DO AUSTRALIANS MARRY?315
CURIOSITIES OF JEALOUSY315
PUGNACIOUS FEMALES318
WIFE STEALING319
SWAPPING GIRLS321
THE PHILOSOPHY OF ELOPEMENTS322
CHARMING A WOMAN BY MAGIC325
OTHER OBSTACLES TO LOVE326
MARRIAGE TABOOS AND “INCEST.”327
AFFECTION FOR WOMEN AND DOGS328
A HORRIBLE CUSTOM330
ROMANTIC AFFLICTION331
A LOCK OF HAIR331
TWO NATIVE STORIES332
BARRINGTON’S LOVE-STORY334
RISKING LIFE FOR A WOMAN335
GERSTAECKER’S LOVE-STORY336
LOCAL COLOR IN COURTSHIP337
LOVE-LETTERS337
ISLAND LOVE ON THE PACIFIC338
WHERE WOMEN PROPOSE338
BORNEAN CAGED GIRLS341
CHARMS OF DYAK WOMEN342
DYAK MORALS342
NOCTURNAL COURTSHIP343
HEAD HUNTERS A-WOOING344
FICKLE AND SHALLOW PASSION345
DYAK LOVE-SONGS346
THE GIRL WITH THE CLEAN FACE347
FIJIAN REFINEMENTS347
HOW CANNIBALS TREAT WOMEN348
FIJIAN MODESTY AND CHASTITY349
EMOTIONAL CURIOSITIES351
FIJIAN LOVE-POEMS352
SERENADES AND PROPOSALS353
SUICIDES AND BACHELORS353
SAMOAN TRAITS354
COURTSHIP PANTOMIME355
TWO SAMOAH LOVE-STORIES356
PERSONAL CHARMS OF SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS358
TAHITIANS AND THEIR WHITE VISITORS358
HEARTLESS TREATMENT OF WOMEN360
TWO STORIES OF TAHITIAN INFATUATION361
CAPTAIN COOK ON TAHITIAN LOVE362
WERE THE TONGANS CIVILIZED?363
LOVE OF SCENERY364
A CANNIBAL BARGAIN365
THE HANDSOME CHIEFS366
HONEYMOON IN A CAVE366
A HAWAIIAN CAVE-STORY367
IS THIS ROMANTIC LOVE?370
VAGARIES OF HAWAIIAN FONDNESS371
HAWAIIAN MORALS372
THE HELEN OF HAWAII373
INTERCEPTED LOVE-LETTERS374
MAORIS OF NEW ZEALAND376
THE MAIDEN OF ROTORUA377
LOVE IN A FORTRESS379
STRATAGEM OF AN ELOPEMENT380
MAORI LOVE-POEMS382
THE WOOING-HOUSE384
LIBERTY OF CHOICE AND RESPECT FOR WOMEN385
MAORI MORALS AND CAPACITY FOR LOVE387
HOW AMERICAN INDIANS LOVE389
THE RED LOVER389
THE FOAM WOMAN390
THE HUMPBACK MAGICIAN391
THE BUFFALO KING392
THE HAUNTED GROVE393
THE GIRL AND THE SCALP394
A CHIPPEWA LOVE-SONG394
HOW “INDIAN STORIES” ARE WRITTEN395
REALITY VERSUS ROMANCE397
DECEPTIVE MODESTY398
WERE INDIANS CORRUPTED BY WHITES?399
THE NOBLE RED MAN401
APPARENT EXCEPTIONS404
INTIMIDATING CALIFORNIA SQUAWS406
GOING A-CALUMETING406
SQUAWS AND PERSONAL BEAUTY408
ARE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS GALLANT?409
SOUTH AMERICAN GALLANTRY419
HOW INDIANS ADORE SQUAWS421
CHOOSING A HUSBAND422
COMPULSORY “FREE CHOICE”424
A BRITISH COLUMBIA STORY424
THE DANGER OF COQUETRY425
THE GIRL MARKET425
OTHER WAYS OF THWARTING FREE CHOICE427
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN EXAMPLES429
WHY INDIANS ELOPE430
SUICIDE AND LOVE432
LOVE-CHARMS436
CURIOSITIES OF COURTSHIP437
PANTOMIMIC LOVE-MAKING440
HONEYMOON440
MUSIC IN INDIAN COURTSHIP441
INDIAN LOVE-POEMS442
MORE LOVE-STORIES447
THE STORY OF POCAHONTAS450
VERDICT:  NO ROMANTIC LOVE451
THE UNLOVING ESKIMO454
INDIA—­WILD TRIBES AND TEMPLE GIRLS455
PRACTICAL PROMISCUITY456
LIBERTY OF CHOICE459
SCALPS AND FIELD-MICE461
A TOPSY-TURVY CUSTOM461
PAHARIA LADS AND LASSES462
CHILD MURDER AND CHILD MARRIAGE463
MONSTROUS PARENTAL SELFISHNESS464
HOW HINDOO GIRLS ARE DISPOSED OF465
HINDOOS FAR BELOW BRUTES466
CONTEMPT IN PLACE OF LOVE467
WIDOWS AND THEIR TORMENTORS469
HINDOO DEPRAVITY470
TEMPLE GIRLS472
AN INDIAN ASPASIA473
SYMPTOMS OF FEMININE LOVE475
SYMPTOMS OF MASCULINE LOVE478
LYRICS AND DRAMAS481
I. THE STORY OF SAKUNTALA481
II.  THE STORY OF URVASI484
III.  MALAVIKA AND AGNIMITRA488
IV.  THE STORY OF SAVITRI490
V. NALA AND DAMAYANTI493
ARTIFICIAL SYMPTOMS496
THE HINDOO GOD OF LOVE497
DYING FOR LOVE498
WHAT HINDOO POETS ADMIRE IN WOMEN499
THE OLD STORY OF SELFISHNESS500
BAYADERES AND PRINCESSES AS HEROINES501
VOLUNTARY UNIONS NOT RESPECTABLE502
DOES THE BIBLE IGNORE ROMANTIC LOVE?504
THE STORY OF JACOB AND RACHEL505
THE COURTING OF REBEKAH509
HOW RUTH COURTED BOAZ510
NO SYMPATHY OR SENTIMENT512
A MASCULINE IDEAL OF WOMANHOOD513
NOT THE CHRISTIAN IDEAL OF LOVE513
UNCHIVALROUS SLAUGHTER OF WOMEN514
FOUR MORE BIBLE STORIES515
ABISHAG THE SHUNAMMITE516
THE SONG OF SONGS516
GREEK LOVE-STORIES AND POEMS521
CHAMPIONS OF GREEK LOVE521
GLADSTONE ON THE WOMEN OF HOMER523
ACHILLES AS A LOVER524
ODYSSEUS, LIBERTINE AND RUFFIAN527
WAS PENELOPE A MODEL WIFE?529
HECTOR AND ANDROMACHE530
BARBAROUS TREATMENT OF GREEK WOMEN532
LOVE IN SAPPHO’S POEMS534
MASCULINE MINDS IN FEMALE BODIES537
ANACREON AND OTHERS538
WOMAN AND LOVE IN AESCHYLUS539
WOMAN AND LOVE IN SOPHOCLES541
WOMAN AND LOVE IN EURIPIDES544
ROMANTIC LOVE, GREEK STYLE549
PLATONIC LOVE OF WOMEN551
SPARTAN OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOVE552
AMAZONIAN IDEAL OF GREEK WOMANHOOD553
ATHENIAN ORIENTALISM555
LITERATURE AND LIFE556
GREEK LOVE IN AFRICA558
ALEXANDRIAN CHIVALRY.560
THE NEW COMEDY562
THEOCRITUS AND CALLIMACHUS563
MEDEA AND JASON565
POETS AND HETAIRAI.567
SHORT STORIES569
GREEK ROMANCES572
DAPHNIS AND CHLOE573
HERO AND LEANDER574
CUPID AND PSYCHE576
UTILITY AND FUTURE OF LOVE577
FOOTNOTES: 584
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX OF AUTHORS622
INDEX OF SUBJECTS633
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