The silent friend: a medical work, on the disorders produced by the dangerous effects of onanism [&c.].

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Page 106 - Let no man deceive you with vain words : for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Page 106 - For this is the will of GOD, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication ; that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour...
Page 106 - Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I then take away the members of Christ, and make them members of a harlot? God forbid. Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for, The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh.
Page 106 - Unto the pure all things are pure : but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure ; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Page 110 - It should be followed with a good deal of rubbing with a wet towel. It has considerable effect in giving tone to the skin, and maintaining a proper action in it, and thus proves a safeguard to the injurious influence of cold and sudden changes of temperature. Sir...
Page 165 - ... the different functions are not perfect, and as the organs are only in the progress of their growth, the offspring would be infirm and delicate ; and the sexes totally incompetent to perform the various important duties of parents. It is at, or rather after the adult age, that the mind and body have arrived at perfection ; and therefore moralists and legislators have fixed this age as the best for marriage. It is universally known, that premature or excessive exertion of any part of the body...
Page 164 - For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife ; and they shall be two in one flesh.
Page 55 - They feel as if a sting or stitch descended from the head along the spinal marrow. Every time they go to stool, or have occasion to make water, they shed a great quantity of thin seminal liquor; they are incapable of procreation; and they frequently dream of the act of coition. Walking, particularly in rugged paths, puts them out of breath, and weakens them, occasioning a heaviness in the head, and noise in the ears, which are succeeded by a violent fever, that terminates their days.
Page 78 - The physiognomy, that faithful mirror of the state of soul and body, gives the first indication of the internal disorder. The complexion and plumpness, which jointly confer a youthful look, and which is the sole substitute of beauty ; for without this, even beauty produces no other effect than cold admiration : this complexion and plumpness are...
Page 102 - Whatever hypocrites austerely talk Of purity, and place, and innocence, Defaming as impure what God declares Pure, and commands to some, leaves free to all. Our Maker bids increase; who bids abstain But our destroyer, foe to God and Man?

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