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Abortion, 195; monogamy causes, 198

Asceticism, 131; Lecky's sketch of, 237

Acte, mistress of Nero, 113, 180

Adultery, defined and discussed

Agrippina's incest with Caligula, 105; her marriage to

Claudius, 110; her former marriages, 111

Amorous passions more intense in men than in women,62,169,171

Anthon, Dr. C., quoted, 80, 83

Art, inspired by love, 31

Augustus and his four wives, 91; his profligacy, 96

 

Barrenness, caused by monogamy, 82, 204; is a curse, yet our

women desire it, 200; in Massachusetts, 205

Baxley, Dr., "What he saw in Lima," 138

Bible, the, teaches polygamy, 63; defines adultery, 183

Bishop, a, one wife of, 71, 253

Bulwer's History of Athens, 80

Birth-rate in Massachusetts, 204

 

Caesar, Julius, and his four wives, 88; divorces Pompeia, 89;

his profligacy, 90

Caesonia, wife of Caligula, 104, 106

Caligula and his four wives, 101, 102; incest with his

sisters, 103, 105; licenses prostitutes, 105

Catholicism, its antiquity and immutability, 136; its

vices, 137, 157

Celibacy of priests, &c., arose from Gnosticism and

neo-Platonism, 127; causes licentiousness, 138, 240

Chastity, tarnished by divorce, 18; of polygamists, 60, 241;

required of women alone by Greeks and Romans, 79, 94

Civilization indebted to love, 31

Claudius and his six wives, 99, 107

Clodius the infamous, 87, 89

Conjugal love in men and women, 217

Constantine and Licinius, 129

Conybeare and Howson's St. Paul, 253

Councils of the Church, 127, 132

Cowper, William, quoted, 176, 185

 

David a polygamist, 64, 193

Divorce, forbidden by the Bible, 18; frequent among the

Romans, 82; is dishonorable, 187; caused by monogamy, 189;

of Henry VIII., and of Napoleon, 192; of Tamar, 193

 

"Ecce Homo," quoted, 158

Ennia, mistress of Caliguia, 102

 

Fecundity, to be promoted, 199; a divine blessing, 200

Foljambe, Rev. S. W., quoted, 65

Froude on monachism, 148

 

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"Gail Hamilton" on marriage, 52

Gnosticism, 60, 122; encourages celibacy, 138

Great men are polygamists, 172

Greece, superior type of women in its polygamous period, 243;

the open sensuality of its monogamous period, 244

 

Harlot's progress, the, 163

Henry II. and "Fair Rosamond," 189

Henry VIII., and the English Church, 146; his six wives, 188;

divorce of Catharine, 191

Herod Antipas, his adultery, 70

Herod the Great, and his nine wives, 71

Home, woman's sphere, 161; many women have none, 162, 213

Hypocrisy of monogamy, 175

 

Idolatry and monogamy, 59

Impurity of monogamy, 79, 151, 244

Infidelity, caused by our prejudices against the polygamy of

the Bible, 65

 

Jealousy, does polygamy cause it? 208

Jesus did not abolish or change marriage-laws, 69

Johnson, Dr. Samuel, on ridiculing love, 35

Josephine's divorce, 192

Josephus on polygamy of Herod, 71

Julia, daughter of Caesar, 88

Julia, daughter of Augustus, 93

 

Keightley, "History of Roman Empire," 55, 88; his character

of Augustus, 97; of Tiberius, 101; on Gnosticism, 133; on

the errors of Roman Church, 136

 

Laws, divine, natural, and civil, 26; of marriage are

perpetual, 68; levirate, 75

Lea's "Sacerdotal Celibacy," 252

Lecky's "History of European Morals," 230

Licentiousness, of clergy, 134, 138, 148; Of Greece, open and

approved, 244

Liddell's, Dr., character of Caesar, 90; of Augustus, 97

Lima, "What I saw there," Baxley, 138

Literature, inspired by love, 31

Livia Drusilla, wife of Augustus, 92

Livia Orestilla, wife of Caligula, 103

Locusta poisons Claudius, 111; and Britanuicus, 114

Lollia Paullina, wife of Caligula, 104

Love, defined, 28; refining, 29; the birthright of all, 32;

inspires literature and art, 31; its gratification longed

for, 33; beneficial, 35; licentious, forbidden, 37; its

relation to marriage, 38, 43

Luther's doctrines, and his practice, 146

 

McKnight's Commentary, 72

Madan's "Thelyphthora," 225

Marriage, defined, 40; its benefits, 41; relations to love,

43; few women decline it, 51; prevented by monogamy, 53;

ceremony of, 55; not changed by the New Testament, 68;

Roman, 82; began to be for bidden to the clergy in the

fourth century, 127; necessary to women, 150; prevents

crime, 178; degraded by religious ascetics, 237

Marriageable age of women, 47

Massachusetts, statistics of, 47, 49, 204

Mediaeval immorality, 133

Men and women, comparative number of, 47

Merivale's "History of Romans," quoted, 54, 81

Messalina's lust and cruelty, 107-109

Milton, John, quoted, 3, 39, 201, 214, 236

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Missionaries do not treat polygamy uniformly, 17-21

Monogamy, defined, 40; prevents marriage, 44, 53; cannot

exist with idolatry, 59; of bishops, 71, 253; origin of,

78; Greek and Roman, 79; of the Caesars, 84; as it is

to-day, 144; causes seduction, 159; causes chastity and

religion to be hated, 166; brutality of, 169; hypocrisy of,

175; arguments for, examined, 247

Montanus, his doctrines, 126

Morality of polygamy, 73, 242

Morals, impure, of monogamy, 82, 152

Mosheim, quoted, 125, 133 Murder, caused by monogamy, 186

Mutius and his boy, 239 Neo-Platonism, 126

 

Napoleon's divorce of Josephine, 192

Nero's seven marriages, 112

Nuns and nunneries, 149

 

Origen's Gnosticism and mutilation, 126

 

Passions, the intensity of, 171

Philanthropy, higher law of, 153

Plurality of husbands, 216

Polygamy, defined, 10, 63; little known, 10; prejudices

against, 10, 23, 57; has always been practised, 11;

challenges examination, 12; objections to it answered, 46,

208; origin of, 61; not barbarism, 58, 61; gives every

woman a husband and a home, 62; taught in the Bible, 63; of

David, 64; God attests its innocence, 64; before Moses, 68;

morality of, 73; of early Christians, 74; commanded by the

Bible, 75

Polygamists, converted, 17; their chastity, 60, 241; great

men are, 172; are public benefactors, 249

Prostitutes, licensed by Caligula, 105; and now in France,153

Prostitution a necessary part of monogamy, 151, 251

 

Religion hated by monogamists, 167, 170

Roman marriages, infrequent, 54; not permanent, 81

Roman Catholics more consistent than Protestants in their

monogamy, 147

Roman Catholicism, its origin, 136; governs Protestants

still, 144

 

Sex, moral differences of, 215, 216

Simeon, Stylites, the saint, 238

Statistics given, 45-49, 204

Strabo on Corinthian morals, 80

 

"Thelyphthora" of Dr. Madan, 225

Theodosius abolishes paganism, 130

Tiberius, his marriages and vices, 98-100

Truth to be loved and followed, 24, 145

 

Virtue of polygamists, 60, 241, 243

 

Woman, why God made but one, 62; called by ascetics, the

door of hell, 237; her sphere, 161; her love and man's

different, 217; her dependence, natural and honorable,

209

Women, often denied the right of marriage, 44; more numerous

than men, 45; marriageable age of, 49; are superior to men

in some things, 215; are less amorous than men, 29, 62, 169

Women's rights, 158, 210.

Women's wrongs, 157.

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