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OF THE

CONDITION OF WOMEN,

IN VARIOUS AGES AND NATIONS.

BY L. MARIA CHILD,
AUTHOR OF PHILOTHEA,' 'THE MOTHER'S BOOK,' 'LETTERS FROM NEW

YORK, FLOWERS POR CHILDREN, ETC., ETC.

REVISED AND CORRECTED BY THE AUTHOR.

"I am a slave, a favored slave

At best, to share his splendor, and seem very blest;
When weary of these fleeting charms and me,

There yawns the sack, and yonder rolls the sea.
What I am I then a toy for dotard's play,
To wear but till the gilding frets away qui

BYRON'S CORSAIR.
"In youth women are our idois, at a riper age our companions, in old ago
our nurses, and in all ages our friends."

LORD BACON.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

FIFTH EDITION.

NEW-YORK:
C. S. FRANCIS & CO., 252 BROADWAY.

BOSTON:
J. H. FRANCIS, 128 WASHINGTON STREET.

184 5.

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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1836, by

JOHN ALLEN & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court os Massachusetts

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CONTENTS TO VOL. II.

Betrothal, various mo. Gauls .....

dern forms of . . 193 Germans, ancient . 79
Bona Dea . . . 54 Germans, modern. 165
Blue stocking . . 145 Goths . . . . . 80
Bravery, female 121, 209 Greeks, ancient . .
Britons, ancient . 81 Greeks, modern . 176

Greenland . . . . 242

Celibacy venerated 116

Charles II., time of 140 Hair .. 59, 138, 188

Chivalry ... 90 Hallow E'en . . . 133

Christianity introduce Iceland . . . . . 175

ed at Rome .. 75 Indians of North and

Cimbri .... 82 South America 225,291

Convents . . 125, 249 Irish . . . . . 149

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