From Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy
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Loyal Christian Scientists
In This And Every Land
I Lovingly Dedicate These Practical Teachings
Indispensable To The Culture And Achievements Which
Constitute The Success Of A Student
And Demonstrate The Ethics
Of Christian Science
Mary Baker Eddy
Pray thee, take care, that tak’st my book in hand,
To read it well; that is, to understand.
BEN JONSON: Epigram 1
When I would know thee … my thought looks
Upon thy well made choice of friends and books;
Then do I love thee, and behold thy ends
In making thy friends books, and thy books friends.
BEN JONSON: Epigram 86
If worlds were formed by matter,
And mankind from the dust;
Till time shall end more timely,
There’s nothing here to trust.
Thenceforth to evolution’s
Geology, we say, —
Nothing have we gained therefrom,
And nothing have to pray:
My world has sprung from Spirit,
In everlasting day;
Whereof, I’ve more to glory,
Wherefor, have much to pay.
MARY BAKER EDDY