PRAY thee, take care, that tak'st my book in hand,
To read it well; that is, to understand.
BEN JONSON: Epigram I
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
1A CERTAIN apothegm of a Talmudical philosopher suits my sense of doing good. It reads thus: "The
3noblest charity is to prevent a man from accepting charity; and the best alms are to show and to enable a man to dispense with alms."
6In the early history of Christian Science, among my thousands of students few were wealthy. Now, Christian Scientists are not indigent; and their comfortable fortunes