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30ciple of Christianity, shall speedily wake the long night of materialism, and the universal dawn shall break upon the spire of this temple. The Church, more than any

(1) A copy of the Bible was included among the books placed in the corner-stone.

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1other institution, at present is the cement of society, and it should be the bulwark of civil and religious liberty.

3But the time cometh when the religious element, or Church of Christ, shall exist alone in the affections, and need no organization to express it. Till then, this form of godli-

6ness seems as requisite to manifest its spirit, as individ- uality to express Soul and substance.

Does a single bosom burn for fame and power? Then

9when that person shall possess these, let him ask him- self, and answer to his name in this corner-stone of our temple: Am I greater for them? And if he thinks that

12he is, then is he less than man to whom God gave "do- minion over all the earth," less than the meek who "in- herit the earth." Even vanity forbids man to be vain;

15and pride is a hooded hawk which flies in darkness. Over a wounded sense of its own error, let not mortal thought resuscitate too soon.

18In our rock-bound friendship, delicate as dear, our names may melt into one, and common dust, and their modest sign be nothingness. Be this as it may, the visible

21unity of spirit remains, to quicken even dust into sweet memorial such as Isaiah prophesied: "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with

24the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."

When the hearts of Christian Scientists are woven to-

27gether as are their names in the web of history, earth will float majestically heaven's heraldry, and echo the song of angels: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth

30peace, good will toward men."  

To The Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, and to the dear children that my heart folds within it, let me

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1say, 'Tis sweet to remember thee, and God's Zion, with healing on her wings. May her walls be vocal with sal-

3vation; and her gates with praise!


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