Sexual politics, still one of our obsessive current concerns, is analyzed in its social aspects in the play by Peter Erickson. Among Shakespearean representations of women, we can place Rosalind in the company only of the Portia of act 5 of The Merchant of Venice, while reserving the tragic Sublime for Cleopatra.
Yet a very slight examination of the subject shows the important part it has played. In making the following collection I have been much struck by the remarkable manner in which the customs of various races and times illustrate each other, and the way in which they point to a solid and enduring body of human sentiment on the subject.
By arranging the extracts in a kind of rough chronological and evolutionary order from those dealing with primitive races onwards, the continuity of these customs comes out all the more clearly, as well as their slow modification in course of time.
But it must be confessed that the present collection is only incomplete, and a small contribution, at best, towards a large subject. In the matter of quotation and translation, my [v] best thanks are due to various authors and holders of literary copyrights for their assistance and authority.
In cases where no reference is given the translations are by the Editor. Travellers have been content to note external ceremonies, like theexchange of names between comrades, or the mutual tasting of each other's blood, but-either from want of perception or want of opportunity - have not been able to tell us anything about the inner meaning of these formalities, or the sentiments which may have inspired them.
Still, we have material enough to indicate that comrade-attachment has been recognized as an important institution, and held in high esteem, among quite savage tribes; and some of the following quotations will show this. When we come to the higher culture of the Greek age the material fortunately is abundant-not only for the customs, but in Greek philosophy and  poetry for the inner sentiments which inspired these customs.
Consequently it will be found that the major part of this and the following two chapters deals with matter from Greek sources. The later chapters carry on the subject in loosely historical sequence through the Christian centuries down to modern times.
They were visited by Livingstone, and the following account of their customs is derived from him: When two men agree to be special friends they go through a singular ceremony.
The men sit opposite each other holding hands, and by the side of each is a vessel of beer. Slight cuts are then made on the clasped hands, on the pit of the stomach, on the right cheek, and on the forehead.
The point of a grass-blade is pressed against each of these cuts, so as to take up a little of the blood, and each man washes the grass-blade in his own beer vessel.
The vessels are then exchanged and the contents drunk, so that each imbibes the blood of the other.
The two are thenceforth considered as blood-relations, and are bound to assist each  other in every possible manner. While the beer is being drunk, the friends of each of the men beat on the ground with clubs, and bawl out certain sentences as ratification of the treaty.
It is thought correct for all the friends of each party to the contract to drink a little of the beer. The ceremony is called 'Kasendi'. After it has been completed, gifts are exchanged! Among the Manganjas and other tribes of the Zambesi region, Livingstone found the custom of changing names prevalent.
The custom of exchanging names with men of other tribes is not uncommon; and the exchangers regard themselves as close comrades, owing special duties to each other ever after.
Should one by chance visit his comrade's town, he expects to receive food, lodging, and other friendly offices from him. By David and Charles Livingstone. It should be noted that Jonathan gives to David his "most precious possessions.
And Saul said to him, ' Whose son art thou, young man? And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.
Then Jonathan and David  made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that wds upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle. Two youths, or two girls, will exchange two flowers of the same kind with each other, in token of perpetual alliance.
After that, one speaks of the other as " my flower," but never alludes to the other by name again-only by some roundabout phrase. Although, among a people like the Tahitians, vitiated as they are by sophisticating influences, this custom has in most cases degenerated into a mere mercenary relation, it nevertheless had its origin in a fine, and in some instances heroic, sentiment formerly entertained by their fathers.
Melville spent some months on one of the Marquesas Islands, in a valley occupied by a tribe called Typees; one day there turned up a stranger belonging to a hostile tribe who occupied another part of the island: His unclad limbs were beautifully formed; whilst the elegant outline of his figure, together with his beardless cheeks, might have entitled him to the distinction of standing for the statue of the Polynesian Apollo; and indeed the oval of his countenance and the regularity of every feature reminded me of an antique bust.(Act II, Sc.
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