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CHAPTER I. - INTRODUCTORY

Audi Alteram Partem........................................9

Some Account of the Author................................14

What Missionaries say of Polygamy.........................17

The Indian Chief and his two Wives........................20

My Reflections upon this Report...........................21

Why I have written this Book..............................23

Laws of God and Nature defined............................25

CHAPTER II. - PRIMARY LAWS OF LOVE

Love like Electricity.....................................28

Love refines and ennobles.................................30

Love inherent to all......................................32

Love is the Right of all..................................36

Love must be limited by Chastity..........................37

Marriage constitutes the Proper Limit.....................38

CHAPTER III. - PRIMARY LAWS OF MARRIAGE

Marriage defined..........................................40

Marriage beneficial.......................................41

All are entitled to its Benefits..........................42

These are denied to many..................................44

More Women than Men.......................................45

Women mature earlier than Men.............................49

Many Men refuse to marry..................................50

Few Women decline Marriage................................51

Monogamy prevents Marriage................................53

The Marriage Ceremony.....................................55

CHAPTER IV. - ORIGIN OF POLYGAMY

Prejudices to be overcome.................................57

Polygamy is not Barbarism.................................58

Why God made but one Woman................................62

Polygamy taught in the Bible..............................63

Monogamy of Bishops and Deacons...........................71

Dr. McKnight's Commentary.................................72

Polygamy approved of God..................................76

CHAPTER V. - ORIGIN OF MONOGAMY

Monogamy the Daughter of Paganism.........................78

Impurity of Greek and Roman Morals........................79

Ancient Roman Marriage not Permanent......................81

Consequences of their frequent Divorces...................82

Monogamy and Private Life of the Caesars..................84

Julius Caesar.............................................88

Augustus..................................................91

Tiberius..................................................98

Caligula.................................................102

Claudius.................................................106

Nero.....................................................112




CHAPTER VI.- MONOGAMY AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY

Gnosticism in the First Century..........................122

Gnosticism and Platonism of the Second Century...........124

Monogamy and Christianity in the 3rd and 4th Centuries...127

Constantine and Theodosius...............................129

Asceticism and Monasticism...............................131

Mediaeval Superstition and Immorality....................133

Immutability of the Roman Church.........................136

CHAPTER VII. - MONOGAMY AS IT IS

Monogamy is Romanism still...............................144

Impurity of Modern Monogamy..............................151

The Higher Law of Christian Charity......................153

Is the "Social Evil" preventable?........................156

Monogamy occasions Seduction and Ruin....................159

The Harlot's Progress....................................163

Monogamy causes Religion to be hated.....................166

Great Men are always Polygamists.........................172

Hypocrisy of Monogamy....................................175

CHAPTER VIII. - RELATION OF MONOGAMY TO CRIME

Marriage prevents Crime..................................178

Adultery.................................................180

Murder...................................................186

Divorce..................................................189

Procuring Abortion.......................................194

Facundity ought to be promoted...........................199

Birth-Rate in Massachusetts..............................204




CHAPTER IX. - OBJECTIONS TO POLYGAMY

Does Polygamy cause Jealousy?............................208

Is Polygamy degrading?...................................209

Women's Rights...........................................210

Masculine Power and Feminine Complaisance................213

May Women have a Plurality of Husbands?..................216

Marriage like the law of Gravitation.....................217

Masculine Responsibility and care........................218

APPENDIX. - NOTICES AND REVIEWS

Rev. Dr. Martin Madan's "Thelyphthora"...................224

Lecky's "History of European Morals".....................230

Lea's "Historical Sketch of Sacerdotal Celibacy".........252

Conybeare and Howson's Note on

"the one Wife" of a Bishop...............................253



(Index)............................................254

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