Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6

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Plain Label Books, Oct 15, 2004 - Psychology
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Page 227 - How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter ! The joints of thy thighs are like jewels, The work of the hands of a cunning workman.
Page 65 - Awfully dark, indeed, was their moral character, and notwithstanding the apparent mildness of their disposition, and the cheerful vivacity of their conversation, no portion of the human race was ever, perhaps, sunk lower in brutal licentiousness and moral degradation than this isolated people.
Page 228 - His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
Page 304 - There is something strangely winning to most women in that offer of the firm arm : the help is not wanted physically at that moment, but the sense of help — the presence of strength that is outside them and yet theirs, meets a continual want of the imagination.
Page 227 - Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.
Page 23 - the antisexual instinct, the instinct of personal isolation, the actual repulsiveness to us of the idea of intimate contact with most of the persons we meet, especially those of our own sex.
Page 228 - MY BELOVED is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. His head is as the most fine gold: his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.
Page 226 - Her chest should be capacious; her breasts, firm and conical, like the yellow cocoa-nut, and her waist small — almost small enough to be clasped by the hand. Her hips should be wide; her limbs tapering; the soles of her feet, without any hollow, and the surface of her body in general soft, delicate, smooth, and rounded, without the asperities of projecting bones and sinews.
Page 218 - ... For them it would not be necessary that any vision should fascinate, or that any languor should soften, the prying cruelty of the eye. But sex endows the individual with a dumb and powerful instinct, which carries his body and soul continually towards another; makes it one of the dearest employments of his life to select and pursue a companion, and joins to possession the keenest pleasure, to rivalry the fiercest rage, and to solitude an eternal melancholy.
Page 148 - And now the careless victors play, Dancing the triumphs of the hay, Where every mower's wholesome heat Smells like an ALEXANDER'S sweat, Their females fragrant as the mead Which they in fairy circles tread : When at their dance's end they kiss, Their new-made hay not sweeter is...

About the author (2004)

The son of a British ship's captain, Havelock Ellis spent much of his childhood in the Pacific. He became a teacher in New South Wales, then studied medicine in London, eventually devoting himself to research and writing in England. Ellis's works fall under many heads: science, art, travel, poetry, and essays. He has achieved distinction in many different fields. His most important work was Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1898), which, when first published in England, was the subject of legal battles as to its "obscenity." However, the book helped to change public attitudes toward sex and greatly contributed to the study of sexual problems. Ellis interpreted his data from a biological rather than a clinical viewpoint. Sigmund Freud, who drew from his material, regarded Ellis's conclusions as "happy anticipations of our own deductions." Ellis's most popular philosophical work is The Dance of Life (1923), a survey of modern civilization giving the author's own outlook on life. Many of his earlier books are out of print.

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