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WOMAN.

“In pursuing these most delicate inquiries, Mr. Walker's language and modes of expression are always calculated to impart a knowledge of the fact or the inference which he proposes to com. municate, without awakening any feelings which may disturb the chaste sobriety of philosophical research."- Dr. Birkbeck.

PHYSIOLOGICALLY CONSIDERED AS TO

MIND, MORALS,

MORALS, MARRIAGE,

MATRIMONIAL SLAVERY,

INFIDELITY AND DIVORCE.

BY ALEXANDER WALKER.

“ Poor thing of usages! coerced, compellid;
Victim when wrong, and martyr oft when right.”

BYRON.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

A. H. BAILY AND CO., CORNHILL.

1840.

G. H. DAVIDSON, TUDOR STREET, BLACKFRIARS, LONDON.

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In this work, the author has attempted to discuss philosophically the moral relations of the sexes, as founded on physiological principles. He has, therefore, sought to establish the truth; and he has regarded as worthless and contemptible the common flatteries addressed to the female sex.

He has better, he believes, deserved that sex's thanks, by showing, that nature, for the preservation of the human species, has conferred on woman a sacred character, to which man naturally and irresistibly pays homage, to which he renders a true worship—that nature has, therefore, given to woman prompt and infallible instinct as a guide in all her gentle thoughts, her charming words, and her beneficent actions, while man has only slow and often erring reason to guide his cold and calculated conduct, and that hallucination of mental supremacy which, vain as he may be, only

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