The Friend of Chastity; or, An Enquiry into the Evils of Unchastity, and the Means of its Removal. By a Friend of Virtue. Masturbation, Religion, Free Will Baptists, Anonymous.

The Friend of Chastity; or, An Enquiry into the Evils of Unchastity, and the Means of its Removal. By a Friend of Virtue.

Dover [N. H.]: Published by the Trustees of the F. W. Baptist Printing Establishment, William Burr, Printer, 1846. First edition. 12mo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering, 142, [1], [1] pages. Small spot of damp-stain to a gilt letter on the upper board; some light rubbing and bumping; a trifle foxed in spots; a very good copy. Item #19669

American medical reform here pressed into the service of Free Will Baptist doctrine, with reference to Graham, educator William C. Woodbridge, and the French anti-masturbation physician Léopold Deslandes, with glances upon the mortality rates of prostitutes, the transmission of syphilis, and an entire chapter dedicated to the solitary vice—”that pre-eminently ruinous species of licentiousness more generally termed solitary vice or masturbation; but also known by the names, Onanism, self-pollution, and sexual self-indulgence. . . . But the reader may name it to suit himself. The thing itself is *one.* In the following pages we may call it by as many different names as Virgil gives to the wooden horse, which the Greeks built before the city of Troy. Nor can we do less than add here, that what that stratagem horse was to Troy, such is the solitary vice to its victims.”.

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