18 . Affectional Alchemy.
and the other poets; yet at another induce a state of feeling in soul
and spirit quite approaching the supposed angelic ; why ? and a
myriad gaping crowd of scalpel-drivers repeat the sound, and echo
" Why?" The answers : their science don't know, therefore cannot
answer ; wherefore I must take up my pen to respond to it, for those
who need the information it is my lot to impart.
Since Dr. Dixon, of '■'•The Scalpel" printed his great and warn¬
ing essay on "The organic Law" (of sex), and the anonymous
author of "Satan in Society" faintly echoed those stirring notes,
nothing has been given to the world on the mighty subject worthy
of attention or record. Neither essay filled the required bill, and for
that reason I print this series of salvatory counsels. I may, and
probably shall, ere long, be numbered with the armies of the dead ;
and who then will give Randolph's thoughts to the world ? I don't
know, and therefore give at least a part of them before I leave for
good and all; consequently, I shall now convey certain brief and
concise forms of certain knowledges, which, if abided by, will pro¬
long many a life, and add immeasurable happiness to mankind. I
wish to be clearly understood, and yet not to offend the most delicate
or fastidious ; for God is my judge that my sole aim is to teach cer¬
tain truths, whose mission is to stop the tide of crime, miseiy and
wretchedness now devastating our land. I am forced to use similes,
but trust to be fully and entirely understood.
IV. Now for the answer to the loud " Whys?" of section three.
The states resulting happily from human fusion were because there
really was a human fusion, and that's just it! In all the other cases
there was either too much body, too much spirit, and too little or no
soul at all. They were violations of the love-law, and the suffering
was tire penalty. It is a pity that ten thousand times the pain was
not the direct result of every violation of the organic law; and if
every proposed debauchee could or would but die in the attempt, the
world would soon be a great deal better off.
Wliere love sits enshrined over the married man's chamber door,
and reason guides his conduct towards his wife therein, peace will
reign, and the sale of syphilitic remedials vastly decrease. No pangs
follow the celebration of the rites of holy love, nor judicious use of