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again, and takes its place among the countless armies of the de¬
parted, but neither lost or dead; and this internal, ethereal man,
woman or child, can be contacted by us in the flesh, by conform in"-
to the laws governing such contact, and the observance of a few-
XCIII. A passionless man or woman is a human nonentity. It is
only when wc arc wholly man or woman in the higher, holier, and
also physical sense, that we can reach the loftier and more signifi¬
cant heights of any sort of power whatever; therefore, those who
would cultivate those loftier instincts, and gain mental wings where¬
with to scale the heavens, should at once attend to the business of
regaining perfect health, mental, physical, emotional and passional.
Presendy great-hearted love and blessed compassion will nestle in all
our hearts, and in this glad, prophetic hope we may all be happy
yet. Wc are none of us ever wise except when merciful. Let us
all be so, for only then can we be perfectly human — only then
become vessels for the influence and effect of God-ness. Never
yet did man come to the absolute conviction of Soul and Immor¬
tality, but lie also came to that of God and Prayer ; for. say what
you will, both are and ever will be positive realities in the universe.
In Love alone lies the boon of IMMORTALITY! INJUS¬
TICE reigns to-day.
Sru] are the times when wedded wives decay,
And brothels flourish, and Cyprians bear the sway;
These arc the times ! their scarlet banner wave8,
And honest wives, neglected, fill up a million graves!
" When woman's eye grows dull,
And her check paleth,
When fades the beautiful,
Then man's love faileth ;
lie sits not beside her chair,
Clasps not her fingers,
Twir.es not the damp hair
That o'er her brow.lingers.
" He comes but a moment in,
Though her eye lightens,
Though her cheek, pale and thin,