TO THE READER.
Whoever shall read, and thoroughly understand, this grand work
of a really great mind, will not hesitate to conclude that Dr. Ran¬
dolph's promise has been fully redeemed herein.
Whenever a true genius makes his appearance in the world, all
the donkeys are straightway in confederation against him, and the
new truth it is his destiny to announce.
Mr. Randolph has had to experience the fate of all others of the
world's great thinkers; but, unlike many of them, has not suc¬
cumbed, beneath the storm of opposition. His extraordinary per¬
sistence of will has brought him to the front, where he rightfully
belonged, — single-handed and alone! — until now, when his
works — the circulation of which has been large, and bids fair to
be enormous — have won for him a proud niche in the Pantheon of
living authors, not one of whom has surpassed, and but few if any
equalled him, in terse, brilliant, sound, and positively magnetic
To-day the public gladly accepts his thought of fifteen years
ago, which it then laughed at! The world moves, and its stand¬
In this edition, the work has been enriched and enlarged to the
extent of a hundred pages, and it confessedly stands to-day the
fullest and most complete work on Love and its Hidden History in
the language. It is indispensable to every woman in the land,
because it, alone, of all other works on the subject, teaches her,
not only the art of natural adornment, but directly points out to
her the positive road to Power, and therefore is a guide-board on
the path that leads to Perfect Happiness.
F B. Down
Boston, Sept., 1869. ^^u,