An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex/Contents

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THE


CONTENTS.


A

ARgument from Providence.

—— from the different Make, and Temper of Body in the two Sexes.

Amazons, why they baniſht Men.

Advantages of Womens Company.


B

Bodies Organizd alike.

Brutes of both Sexes of equal ſenſe.

Bullys Character.

Beaus Character.

Boaſters of Intrigues base Fellows.


C

Converſation, its End.

—— its requiſite Conditions.

Country Squires Character.

City Militia.

City Criticks Character.

Complacence how acquird.


D

Diffidence of themſelves a great diſcouragement to Women.

Diſſimulation necessary.

—— why moſt usd by Men.

—— when Criminal.

—— How differing from deceit.


E

Education Mens greateſt advantage.

—— Of the Female Sex not ſo deficient as commonly ſupposd.

Engliſh Books very improving.

—— beſt helps to Converſation.

Envy moſt injurious to Virtue.


F

Friendſhip, its requiſite Conditions.

Failings falſly chargd on Women.

Fools no fit Companions for Women.


G

Gentlemen, beſt Writers of Morality, Humanity, &c.

Gallantry how acquird.

—— How diſtinguiſht from Complacence.


I

Invention improvable by the Society of Women.

Ignorance of Latin no diſadvantage.

Imitation ridiculous.

Impertinence, what.

—— commonly miſtaken.

—— Epidemical.

—— Officious.

—— To be meaſurd by its Artifice.


L

Learning unjuſtly reſtraind to Latin and Greek only.

Love frequently falſe.

Levity, what.

—— Leſs among Women than Men.

Love, why ſo ſoon cold.


P

Pedants Character.

Points of deep Learning and Politicks, improper for mixt Converſation.

Poetaſters Character.


Q

The Question ſtated.


R

Religion, &c. no proper ſubjects for mixt Converſation.


S

Sexes not diſtinguiſhd in Souls.

Salique Law, its Original.

Scowrers Character.


U

Vulgar of both Sexes of equal capacicity.

Vanity the Vice of Men.

—— Fools Bleſſing.

—— Univerſal.

Vertuoſos Character.


W

Women, bred to too much Ignorance of Buſineſs.

—— Induſtriouſly kept in ignorance.

—— Why conſtanter Lovers than Men.

—— Truer Friends than Men, and why.

—— Not generally ſo vicious as Men.


FINIS.