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24mind." Worcester defines it as "the philosophy of mind, as distinguished from that of matter; a science of which the object is to explain the principles and causes of

27all things existing." Brande calls metaphysics "the science which regards the ultimate grounds of being, as distinguished from its phenomenal modifications." "A

30speculative science, which soars beyond the bounds of experience," is a further definition.

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1Divine metaphysics is that which treats of the exist- ence of God, His essence, relations, and attributes. A

3sneer at metaphysics is a scoff at Deity; at His goodness, mercy, and might.

Christian Science is the unfolding of true metaphysics;

6that is, of Mind, or God, and His attributes. Science rests on Principle and demonstration. The Principle of Chris- tian Science is divine. Its rule is, that man shall utilize

9the divine power.

In Genesis i. 26, we read: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have

12dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air."

I was once called to visit a sick man to whom the

15regular physicians had given three doses of Croton oil, and then had left him to die. Upon my arrival I found him barely alive, and in terrible agony. In one

18hour he was well, and the next day he attended to his business. I removed the stoppage, healed him of en- teritis, and neutralized the bad effects of the poison-

21ous oil. His physicians had failed even to move his bowels, — though the wonder was, with the means used in their effort to accomplish this result, that

24they had not quite killed him. According to their diagnosis, the exciting cause of the inflammation and stoppage was — eating smoked herring. The man is

27living yet; and I will send his address to any one who may wish to apply to him for information about his case.

30Now comes the question: Had that sick man dominion over the fish in his stomach?

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