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A treatise concerning the use and abuse of the marriage bed shewing I. the nature of matrimony, its sacred original, and the true meaning of its institution; II. the gross abuse of matrimonial chastity, from the wrong notions which have possessed the world, degenerating even to whoredom; III. the diabolical practice of attempting to prevent child-bearing by physical preparations; IV. the fatal consequences of clandestine or forced marriages, through the persuasion, interests, or influence of parents and relations, to wed the person they have no love for, but oftentimes an aversion to; V. of unequal matches, as to the disproportion of age, and how such, many ways, occasion a matrimonial whoredom; VI. how married persons may be guilty of conjugal lewdness, and that a man may, in effect, make a whore of his own wife : also, many other particulars of family concern.
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
London : Printed for T. Warner ..., 1727.
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London : Printed for T. Warner ..., 1727.
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A reissue of Conjugal lewdness, of the same year, with a cancel titlepage.
By Daniel Defoe.
Errata--P. 406.
Pages 382-383 misnumbered 362-363.
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Electronic reproduction. Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2007. (Defining gender, 1450-1910. Section I, Conduct and politeness). Reproduced from a copy in the Bodleian Library.

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