The Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs in Childhood, Youth, Adult Age, and Advanced Life: Considered in Their Physiological, Social, and Moral Relations

Lindsay & Blakiston, 1875 - 266 páginas

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Página 9 - In the Spring a fuller crimson comes upon the robin's breast; In the Spring the wanton lapwing gets himself another crest; In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove; In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
Página 12 - If the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality, the blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us to most preposterous conclusions; but we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts, whereof I take this that you call love to be a sect or scion.
Página 16 - The frame is stunted and weak, the muscles undeveloped, the eye is sunken and heavy, the complexion is sallow, pasty, or covered with spots of acne, the hands are damp and cold, and the skin moist.
Página 23 - Some uninstructed persons imagine that they are bound only to confess impure actions ; they must also confess all the bad thoughts to which they have consented. Human laws forbid only external acts, because men see only what is manifested externally; but God, who sees the heart, condemns every evil thought. ' Man sees those things that appear; but the Lord beholdeth the heart.' (1 Kings xvi, 7.) This holds for every species of bad thoughts to which the will consents. In a word, before God it is a...
Página 26 - With another, the first little concession, the first lost battle between the will and a temptation, is but the commencement of a long series of failures. Every succeeding conflict is harder because the last has been lost.
Página 39 - I wish by no means to assert that every boy unable to look another in the face, is or has been a masturbator, but I believe this vice is a very frequent cause of timidity. Habitual masturbators have a dank, moist, cold hand, very characteristic of great vital exhaustion ; their sleep is short, and most complete marasmus comes on ; they may gradually waste away if the evil passion is not got the better of; nervous symptoms set in, such as spasmodic contraction, or partial or entire convulsive movements,...
Página 48 - All transitions are dangerous; and the most dangerous is the transition from the restraint of the family circle to the nonrestraint of the world. Hence the importance of pursuing the policy we advocate; which...
Página 21 - You may observe, that amongst all the great and worthy persons (whereof the memory remaineth, either ancient or recent), there is not one that * " Envy keeps no holidays." t See St. Matthew xiii. 25. ftath been transported to the mad degree of love, which shows that great spirits and great business do keep out this weak passion.
Página 23 - And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me. For which thing thrice I besought the Lord, that it might depart from me. And he said to me : My grace is sufficient for thee : for power is made perfect in infirmity.
Página 57 - But after a while it all comes back to me. I remember the place, the time, the tone, the look, the gesture, the circumstance — nothing escapes me. Then, from what has been done or said, I discover what was thought, and I am rarely deceived.

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