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never adapt herself to any woman's avocations. "She had a natural
abhorrence to the tending of children." Her disposition was altogether
masculine; "she was not for mincing obscenity, but would talk freely,
whatever came uppermost." She never had any children, and was not taxed
with debauchery: "No man can say or affirm that ever she had a sweetheart
or any such fond thing to dally with her;" a mastiff was the only living
thing she cared for. Her life was not altogether honest, but not so much
from any organic tendency to crime, it seems, as because her abnormal
nature and restlessness made her an outcast. She was too fond of drink,
and is said to have been the first woman who smoked tobacco. Nothing is
said or suggested of any homosexual practices, but we see clearly here
what may be termed the homosexual diathesis.
 Hirschfeld, _Die Homosexualitaet_, p. 137.
 S. Weissenberg, _Zeitschrift fuer Ethnologie_, 1892, Heft 4, p. 280.
 This case was described by Gasparini, _Archivio di Psichiatria_,
1908, fasc. 1-2.
 Bringing together ten cases of inverted women from various sources
(including the three original cases mentioned above), in only four were
the sexual organs normal; in the others they were more or less
 Homosexual persons generally, male and female, unlike the
heterosexual, are apt to feel more modesty with persons of the same sex
than with those of the opposite sex. See, e.g., Hirschfeld, _Die
Homosexualitaet_, p. 76.
 Kryptadia, vol. vi, p. 197.
 The term "cunnilinctus" was suggested to me by the late Dr. J.
Bonus, and I have ever since used it; the Latin authors commonly used
"cunnilingus" for the actor, but had no corresponding term for the action.
Hirschfeld has lately used the term "cunnilinctio" in the same sense, but
such a formation is quite inadmissible. For information on the classic
terms for this perversion, see, e.g., Iwan Bloch, _Ursprung der Syphilis_,
vol. ii, p. 612 et seq.
 Casanova, _Memoires_, ed. Gamier, vol. iv, p. 597.
 Hirschfeld deals in a full and authoritative manner with the
differential diagnosis of inversion and the other groups of transitional
sexuality in _Die Homosexualitaet_, ch. ii; also in his fully illustrated
book _Geschlechtsuebergaenge_, 1905.
 Havelock Ellis, "Auto-erotism," in vol. i of these _Studies_; Iwan
Bloch, _Ursprung der Syphilis_, vol. ii, p. 589; ib., _Die Prostitution_,
vol, i, pp. 385-6; for early references, Crusius, _Untersuchungen zu den
Mimiamben der Herondas_, pp. 129-30.
 I have found a notice of a similar case in France, during the
sixteenth century, in Montaigne's _Journal du Voyage en Italie en_ 1850
(written by his secretary); it took place near Vitry le Francois. Seven or
eight girls belonging to Chaumont, we are told, resolved to dress and to
work as men; one of these came to Vitry to work as a weaver, and was
looked upon as a well-conditioned young man, and liked by everyone. At
Vitry she became betrothed to a woman, but, a quarrel arising, no marriage
took place. Afterward "she fell in love with a woman whom she married, and
with whom she lived for four or five months, to the wife's great
contentment, it is said; but, having been recognized by some one from
Chaumont, and brought to justice, she was condemned to be hanged. She said
she would even prefer this to living again as a girl, and was hanged for
using illicit inventions to supply the defects of her sex" (_Journal_, ed.
by d'Ancona, 1889, p. 11).
 Roux, _Bulletin Societe d'Anthropologie_, 1905, No. 3. Roux knew a
Comarian woman who, at the age of 50, after her husband's death, became
homosexual and made herself an artificial penis which she used with
 Hirschfeld, _Die Homosexualitaet_, p. 47.
 There are few traces of feminine homosexuality in English social
history of the past. In Charles the Second's Court, the _Memoires de
Ghrammont_ tell us, Miss Hobart was credited with Lesbian tendencies.
"Soon the rumor, true or false, of this singularity spread through the
court. They were gross enough there never to have heard of that refinement
of ancient Greece in the tastes of tenderness, and the idea came into
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