My dear Friend:
I know of know of no medicine fit to diminish diminish the violent natural inclinations inclinations you mention; mention; and if I did, I think I should not communicate it to you. Marriage is the proper remedy. It is the most natural state of man, and therefore the state in which you are most likely to find solid happiness. Your reasons against entering into entering into it at present, appear appear to me not well founded. The circumstantial advantages you have in View by postponing it, are not only uncertain, uncertain, but they are small in comparison with that of the thing itself, the being married and settled. It is the man and woman united united that make the complete human being. Separate, she wants his force of body and strength of reason; he, her fitness, sensibility, sensibility, and acute acute discernment. discernment. Together they are more likely to succeed in the world. A single man has not nearly the Value he would have in the state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles resembles the odd odd half of a pair of scissors. If you get a prudent prudent healthy wife, your industry in your profession, with her good economy, will be a fortune sufficient.
But if you will not take this counsel and persist persist in thinking a commerce with the sex inevitable, inevitable, then I repeat my former former advice, that in all your amours you should prefer old women to young ones. You call this a paradox, paradox, and demand my reasons. They are these:
1. Because as they have more knowledge of the world and their minds are better stored with observations, their conversation is more improving and more lastingly agreeable.
2. Because when women cease cease to be handsome they study to be good. To maintain their influence over men, they supply the diminution diminution of beauty by an augmentation augmentation of utility. They learn to do a thousand services small and great, and are the most tender tender and useful of all friends when you are sick. Thus they continue amiable. amiable. And hence there is hardly hardly such a thing to be found as an old woman who is not a good woman.
3. Because there is no hazard hazard of children, which irregularly produc'd may be attended with much inconvenience.
4. Because through more experience they are more prudent prudent and discreet discreet in conducting conducting an intrigue to prevent prevent suspicion. The commerce with them is therefore safer with regard regard to your reputation. And with regard regard to theirs, if the affair should happen to happen to be known, considerate people might be rather rather inclin'd to excuse an old woman, who would kindly take care of a young man, form his manners by her good counsels, and prevent prevent his ruining ruining his health and fortune among mercenary mercenary prostitutes.
5. Because in every animal that walks upright, upright, the deficiency deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the neck; then the breast and arms; the lower parts continuing to the last as plump as ever; so that covering all above with a basket, and regarding regarding only what is below the girdle, it is impossible of two women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark in the dark all cats are gray, the pleasure pleasure of corporal enjoyment with an old woman is at least equal, and frequently frequently superior, every knack knack being by practice capable capable of improvement.
6. Because the sin is less. The debauching debauching a virgin may be her ruin, ruin, and make her for make her for life unhappy.
7. Because the compunction compunction is less. The having made a young girl miserable may give you frequent frequent bitter bitter reflection; none of which can attend the making an old woman happy.
8thly and lastly. They are so grateful!!
Thus much for my paradox. paradox. But still I advise you to marry directly; being sincerely
Your affectionate affectionate friend,