169. XI. THAT [FROM HER LOVE], THE WIFE IS CONTINUALLY THINKING ABOUT THE INCLINATION OF THE MAN TO HERSELF WITH THE PURPOSE OF CONJOINING HIM TO HERSELF; [NOT SO THE MAN.] This coheres with what was previously explained [no. 160], namely, that the inclination to unite the man to herself is constant and perpetual with the wife, but inconstant and alternating with the man. From this it follows, that the thought of the wife about the inclination of her husband to herself with the purpose of conjoining him to herself is continual. The thought of the wife about the husband is indeed interrupted by the domestic affairs which are under her care, still it remains in the affection of her love, and with women this does not separate itself from their thoughts as is the case with men. But these things I report as they were told me; see the two Relations by the seven wives sitting in the rose garden (nos., 293, 294) which follow some of the chapters.