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July 6, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(1):32-33. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470270038010

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As an example of how words can be thrown together in such a manner as to sound sweet and beautiful, and at the same time mean nothing, Mrs. Eddy's "Key to the Scriptures" is a magnificent example. What is needed by the ordinary mortal is a key to the "Key," to unlock the mysterious secrets covered up by the verbiage in that money-making and awe-inspiring book. On a small scale, however, Mrs. Eddy's recently delivered speech, which we have no doubt is appreciated and understood by her followers, is another charming illustration of what she can do with words when she tries. The newspapers announce that at the recent gathering of her pilgrims Mrs. Eddy appeared on the balcony and said: "Beloved brethren"—nearly all present were women—"My joy in meeting with you, is my present text. When we shall meet again, will be my next. I think you will agree

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