"..the Tree of Life
between man and woman."
"O, what a peacemaker is a guild weel-willy
p--le. It is the mediator, the guarantee, the umpire, the bond of union,
the solemn league and covenant, the plenipotentiary, the Aaron's rod,
the Jacob's staff, the prophet Elisah's pot of oil, the Ahasuerus'
sceptre, the sword of mercy, the philosopher's stone, the horn of plenty,
the Tree of Life between man and woman."
in letter to Robert Ainslie
March 3, 1788