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3a gift, as St. Paul avers, but is bought with a price, a great price; and what man knoweth as did our Master its value, and the price that he paid for it?

6Friends, I am not enough the new woman of the period for outdoor speaking, and the incidental platform is not broad enough for me, but the speakers that will now ad-

9dress you — one a congressman — may improve our platforms; and make amends for the nothingness of matter with the allness of Mind.

WELL DOINGE IS THE FRUITE OF DOINGE WELL

HERRICK

This period is big with events. Fraught with history,

15it repeats the past and portends much for the future.

The Scriptural metaphors, — of the woman in travail, the great red dragon that stood ready to devour the child

18as soon as it was born, and the husbandmen that said, "This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the in- heritance may be ours," — are type and shadow of this

21hour.

A mother's love touches the heart of God, and should it not appeal to human sympathy? Can a mother tell

24her child one tithe of the agonies that gave that child birth? Can that child conceive of the anguish, until she herself is become a mother?

27Do the children of this period dream of the spiritual Mother's sore travail, through the long night, that has opened their eyes to the light of Christian Science? Cherish

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1these new-born children that filial obedience to which the Decalogue points with promise of prosperity? Should not

3the loving warning, the far-seeing wisdom, the gentle en- treaty, the stern rebuke have been heeded, in return for all that love which brooded tireless over their tender

6years? for all that love that hath fed them with Truth, — even the bread that cometh down from heaven, — as the mother-bird tendeth her young in the rock-ribbed nest of

9the raven's callow brood!

And what of the hope of that parent whose children rise up against her; when brother slays brother, and

12the strength of union grows weak with wickedness? The victim of mad ambition that saith, "This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance

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