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18inasmuch as wilful transgression brings greater torment than ignorance.


21The sum total of Love reflected is exemplified, and includes the whole duty of man: Truth perverted, in belief, becomes the creator of the claim of error. To

24affirm mentally and audibly that God is All and there is no sickness and no sin, makes mortals either saints or sinners.

27Truth talked and not lived, rolls on the human heart a stone; consigns sensibility to the charnel-house of sen- suality, ease, self-love, self-justification, there to moulder

30and rot.

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1The noblest work of God is man in the image of his Maker; the last infirmity of evil is so-called man, swayed

3by the maëlstrom of human passions, elbowing the con- cepts of his own creating, making place for himself and displacing his fellows.

6A real Christian Scientist is a marvel, a miracle in the universe of mortal mind. With selfless love, he inscribes on the heart of humanity and transcribes on the page

9of reality the living, palpable presence — the might and majesty! — of goodness. He lives for all mankind, and honors his creator.

12The vice versa of this man is sometimes called a man, but he is a small animal: a hived bee, with sting ready for each kind touch, he makes honey out of

15the flowers of human hearts and hides it in his cell of ingratitude.

O friendly hand! keep back thy offerings from asps

18and apes, from wolves in sheep's clothing and all raven- ing beasts. Love such specimens of mortality just enough to reform and transform them, — if it be possible, —

21and then, look out for their stings, and jaws, and claws; but thank God and take courage, — that you desire to help even such as these.


Since my residence in Concord, N. H., I have read the daily paper, and had become an admirer of Edgar

27L. Wakeman's terse, graphic, and poetic style in his "Wanderings," richly flavored with the true ideas of humanity and equality. In an issue of January 17, how-

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