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21abhor whatever is base or unworthy; hence we find him ever the same, — at all times the trusty friend, the affec- tionate relative, the conscientious man of business, the

24pious worker, the public-spirited citizen.

He assumes no borrowed appearance. He seeks no mask to cover him, for he acts no studied part; but he

27is indeed what he appears to be, — full of truth, candor, and humanity. In all his pursuits, he knows no path but the fair, open, and direct one, and would much rather

30fail of success than attain it by reproachable means. He

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1never shows us a smiling countenance while he meditates evil against us in his heart. We shall never find one part

3of his character at variance with another. Lovingly yours, MARY BAKER EDDY

6Sept. 30, 1895

EXTRACT FROM A LETTER

The Rules and By-laws in the Manual of The First

9Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, originated not in solemn conclave as in ancient Sanhedrim. They were not arbitrary opinions nor dictatorial demands, such as

12one person might impose on another. They were im- pelled by a power not one's own, were written at differ- ent dates, and as the occasion required. They sprang

15from necessity, the logic of events, — from the immedi- ate demand for them as a help that must be supplied to maintain the dignity and defense of our Cause; hence

18their simple, scientific basis, and detail so requisite to demonstrate genuine Christian Science, and which will do for the race what absolute doctrines destined for future

21generations might not accomplish.

TO THE MOTHER CHURCH

Beloved Brethren: — Until recently, I was not aware

24that the contribution box was presented at your Friday evening meetings. I specially desire that you collect no moneyed contributions from the people present on these

27occasions.

Let the invitation to this sweet converse be in the words of the prophet Isaiah: "Ho, every one that thirsteth,

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1come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without

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