TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: In the printed version of this text, all
apostrophes for contractions such as "can't", "wouldn't" and
"he'd" were omitted, to read as "cant", "wouldnt" and "hed".
This etext restores the omitted apostrophes.
PREFACE TO OVERRULED.
THE ALLEVIATIONS OF MONOGAMY.
This piece is not an argument for or against polygamy. It is a
clinical study of how the thing actually occurs among quite
ordinary people, innocent of all unconventional views concerning
it. The enormous majority of cases in real life are those of