Affectional Alchemy. 7
dreadful sin stands by him like an accusing goblin from the deeps.
Xow why? Remember, we suppose, what is true, that weights
and measures are the same in all four instances; that the exact
amount of fluid life is lost: yet one launches its victim into steep-
down gulfs of remorseful, mental torture, and the others do not.
The physiologists have not answered that question. I will. In
case first, the normal one, waste is occasioned by the magnetic
action ot the electric lymph, the absorption of which by the mascu¬
line compensates the vital loss on one side ; and the absorption by
the feminine parictcs of the exudation from Cowpcr*s gland compen¬
sates on the other side ; and here I give the doctors a new discovery
— to them, not me — which is, that just within the vulva are two little
glands, called glands of Duvernay, from their French discoverer.
That much the doctors were aware of. But they did not know that
those glands are the scat of all vaginal and uterine life ; nor that
trouble seals them up ; Love only keeps them open. When sealed
there is no exudation of magnetic lymph, which must be present,
else marital rites mean death to her sooner or later. That's what
ails half the wives of Christendom. Xow another new thing for the
doctors. Just forward of the prostate gland is what is known as
Cowper's gland ; but thev know not its use. I have ju .t explained
it. It is to collect, store up, and discharge the magnetic fluid of the
body in liquid form. It precedes both the semen and prostatic
lymph : and upon contact with the lochia — Duvcrnav — they fuse : the
result of which is the fulfilment of God's purpose in bi-scxing man.
I hope this thought will be carefully studied and understood. Xow
in the case of the solitaire there is but one force at work. The
result is from imaginative and mechanical forces : not from electric,
magnetic or spiritual ones : hence he draws upon his very soul itself;
violates and disobeys the fundamental law of i.ove, and that is why
he pavs the dreadful penalty. Love resides in the soul: the basic
law of that soul he deliberately prostitutes, wherefore his soul, as
well as his body, must and does suffer.
AX EPISODE.-- A SINOri.AR EXIT.RIENC'E.
II. One day as I went walking up and down the town in soldo-