universe, than scores of the others. It is as the Atlantic to a brook¬
Children begotten without love are not necessarily immortal; but
a proper culture of their better parts may easily make them so.
They who do generate offspring by loveless marriage commit a
crime against nature and the Deity ; for all human beings have a
right to receive the immortalizing impulse at the moment of their
generation; and also to that culture and training thereafter which
alone can make assurance doubly sure in respect to this, the most
important of all human matters.
They who become parents under Love's sweet influence at once
give the required impulsion to the new being; enable it to survive
death's ordeal, and help God Himself to empeople the starry homes
of the dead!
It follows that the low, harsh, crash, selfish, hard, crusty, dry,
ungenerous people are not entitled to, nor without ]'cry strenuous
effort at self-redemption from the lot of beasts, can attain, immor¬
tality, much less the other and vaster glory reserved for greater souls,
mainly those who, themselves abounding in love, yet languish unto
death without return.
Of course a child receiving Love's impulsion will ride triumphant
over death's dark tides, even though its bodily eyes never open upon
or glimpse this world of ours !
Many and many a full-grown man or woman, stepping into the
grave at ripeness of years, only step out of it again as dwindled
monads; and when reborn they too have vague, shadowy reminis¬
cences of the, to them, foretime. They who are loveless arc no
more immortal than the ox which falls beneath the butcher's axe ;
while, per contra, mvriads of savages, Indians, blacks, and the un¬
couth of all races, ages, and climes, attain to immortality, because
of the love and love-generating power within them ; for that alono
lies at the foundation, and is the sole process of its attainment — or
In conclusion : Let all who wish for immortality learn to Love,
and cherish the better feelings of the human heart; take good care
to preserve, regain, and cultivate affectional, amative, and psychical