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Marriage and the Relation of the Sexes. An address to women.
Watts & Co. 1893 Orig. peach printed wrappers; spine a little worn. 28pp.Not on Copac, 2 copies only on Worldcat. The 9th Marquis, 1844-1900, renowned for the 'Queensberry Rules' in boxing and his part in the downfall of Oscar Wilde. His prefatory note here begs to state that he is not advocating polygamy but: 'what I assent is that it is not the natural and rational law of mankind that a man's marital relations can be in all cases confined to one woman (his wife) during the whole of his life.' In the light of his hounding of Wilde, the final sentence of the note is intriguing: 'terrible evils have followed the attempt to enforce that which all men will evade, should pressure be brought upon them to do so by circumstances which they have been utterly unable to control; and the very basis from which we start is founded on law that is unnatural at present.'
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