Accession: A10362
Editorial Title: Bill of Rights for 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Scribe: unknown 
Date: February 29, 1880
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in unknown handwriting with edits by Mary Baker Eddy.
Editorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy gave the address for which this is a partial draft at Hawthorne Hall.
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A Bill of Rights for 1880.
Extracts from a lecture given at Hawthorne Hall, FebruaryAs Written:Feb'y 29, by Mrs. M. B. Glover Eddy.
Matt. 12 - 33

"Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by his fruit".Matt 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

As the image of a perfect God is a perfect man it is but an apology for a man that oppresses his fellow man, or seeks to build himself up by pulling down his neighbor. "Since the stars first sang together, and the ElohimEditorial Note: Elohim is one of the names for God in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). rejoiced in the law of love"Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? , man's "Bill of Rights" has been sacred - chartered by Almighty God, and sustained by eternal justice. -

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The preamble to this bill we find in the teachings of our Master wherein he said, "on these two commandments hang all the law"Matt 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. , viz "thou shalt have no other gods before me"Ex 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. and "thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."Matt 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Matt 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Matt 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matt 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. Matt 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matt 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Mark 12:28 ¶And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: Mark 12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. Mark 12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question. Luke 10:25 ¶And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? Luke 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Luke 10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. Both of these divine commands are broken when we make a DagonEditorial Note: Dagon was a god, connected with fertility, grain, and fish. His idol was worshiped by some of the Semitic peoples surrounding the Hebrews in the Ancient Near East. But his worship was anathema to the monotheistic Hebrews. of a drug or trespass upon the rights of the individual. We herewith submit to our hearers (subject however to further amendments), a Bill of Rights etc

1st That according to the Constitution of these United States and in fulfillment of the Divine economy, man is endowed with certain inalienable rights, among which are "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,"Editorial Note: This phrase is from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. therefore any legislation intermeddling therewith, is wholly unconstitutional and unchristian.

2nd That every man and woman has the unquestionable right to choose what physician they shall employ, what method they shall adopt for usefulness, or what means they shall use to improve themselves physically.

3rd That every individual has the right to choose what christianity he shall seek, preach, or practiceAs Written:practise, and by what means improve himself morally & spiritually.

4th That because God has constitutedAs Written:constituded man a free moral actor, no human law can deprive him of this divine right, and he should defend this individual right, so far as in him lies, from all aggressionAs Written:agression. -

Begin here [*]Archival Note: A metamark that looks like an X appears here. But we regret to say the fires of ancient proscription burn upon our altars today and Wherfore is it that he who has suffered himself from intolerance should be intolerant?

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Homeopathy has not recovered from the heel of Allopathy ere it lifts its foot with others against its neighbor That system should not scoff or tarry before Metaphysics that has already proven the less medicine you give the better, until you arrive at no medicine, and learn that in proportion as matter went out, and mind came in as the remedy was its its potency increased.

The next step to Homeopathy is Metaphysics, and one axiom of Homeopathy fully adheres to Metaphysics, that "like cures like: for mind can only cure mind, not matter Metaphysics differs from Homeopathy in this that the former finds both cause and cure in mind and neither of those in matter. But this difference is unreal, a fable instead of a fact, for the higher attenuations of Homeopathy have none of the so called medicinal property, left and thus it is found that mind and not matter produces the effect.

When fairly awake to the fact it is not the drug that affected the patient we became a Metaphysician, admitting through proof that mind governs disease.

While the matter-physician would learn what matter is doing without the aid of mind (when it is self-evident it can do nothing) the Metaphysician wisely goes to the fount to affect the streams and diagnosing disease in mind he learns that the basis of action is never changed from mind to matter but remains mind governing matter thus it was we discovered the injurious and the beneficial effects of mind on the body and with two hundred and sixty remedies laid down in the JahrEditorial Note: Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr (1800-1875) was a German homeopath who published a classic book of homeopathic remedies. Commonly referred to as "Jahr," it first appeared in German in 1835 and then in English in 1838. Mary Baker Eddy owned a copy of this work. we were somewhat familiar as the characteristic peculiarities, and also the general and the moral symptoms that called for the remedy. As we are preparing it the meditation on what the medicine is designed to do we learned is the mental therapeutics that give efficacy to the dose and it is mainly owing to this fact that Homeopathy is in advance of Allopathy The mental pharmacy acquires potency as we are diligently shaking the medicine thirty times at every new attenuation it is no doubt familiar with some of our hearers how these attentuations are formed by reducing the hundredth part of a grain of medicine two thousand times, varying from the lower to the higher attenuations as the case seems to require

This also furnished a moral we learned the nature of our patient by it We found that the more delicate or spiritual the ideosyncrasyAs Written:idiosyncrosy of the patient the better adapted were the higher attenuations to her case The more ethereal the pharmacists thought of the drug became the more naturally and readily it assimilated with her thought and reached the entire system The higherAs Written:higer attenuations are admitted to be the most successful.

We have attenuated a grain of aconite till it was no longer aconite, then saturated some sugar of milk with a drop of this harmless solution, and with this self same sugar have produced powerful perspirations , and alterative effects The highest attenuation we ever attained was to leave the drug out of the question and administer it in the name of the drug, and with this original dose we have cured severe cases of dropsy etc

What is the basis of all healing Mind What is the basis of Christian healing Mind imbued with the Truth that mind governs the body but this knowledge can be misused [*]Editorial Note: A metamark that looks like an X appears here.

GalenEditorial Note: Galen (c.129 AD-c.200 AD) was a Roman philosopher and physician. was of the opinion that medicine at best was but a necessary evil.

In ancient mythology Jupiter was the God of medicine, and the sender of disease, and in modern mythology he works at both trades.

Medicine has not arrived at the science of treating disease, mind instead of matter, embraces this science.

The practice of medicine is but a series of experiments, -- conjecture, doubt and dismay fill the minds of its most skillfulAs Written:skilfull practitioner.

Shall a board of censors sit in judgment on other practices, and never institute a measure to defend the people from the admitted blunders of the faculty?

Shall the state that succored slaves in 1839, in 1880 surrender freemen to a law the genius of which is to concentrate power to be abused ad libitum?

There is no better rule for judging human action than by its results, or for gaining the quality of a thought than by its expression; but let us be charitable; many a kind wish has failed in its fulfillment, and many a noble purpose been cheated of its high goal.

Let us hope that what seemeth ill has has a kindly origin that we are unable to see, and hide with charity's white wings the soiled feathers of vanity and malice, while we lead them to higher flights.

A10362
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A Bill of Rights for 1880.
Extracts from a lecture given at Hawthorne Hall, Corrected:February 29, by Mrs. M. B. Glover Eddy.
Matt. 12 - 33

"Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by his fruit".Matt 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

As the image of a perfect God is a perfect man it is but an apology for a man that oppresses his fellow man, or seeks to build himself up by pulling down his neighbor. "Since the stars first sang together, and the ElohimEditorial Note: Elohim is one of the names for God in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). rejoiced in the law of love"Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? , man's "Bill of Rights" has been sacred - chartered by Almighty God, and sustained by eternal justice. -

[*]Archival Note: A vertical line is drawn through the next few paragraphs. See the scan of the original to view.

The preamble to this bill of rights we find in the teachings of our Master wherein he said, "on these two commandments hang all the law"Matt 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. , viz "thou shalt have no other gods before me"Ex 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. and "thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."Matt 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Matt 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Matt 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matt 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. Matt 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matt 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Mark 12:28 ¶And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: Mark 12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. Mark 12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question. Luke 10:25 ¶And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? Luke 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Luke 10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. Both of these divine commands are broken when we make a DagonEditorial Note: Dagon was a god, connected with fertility, grain, and fish. His idol was worshiped by some of the Semitic peoples surrounding the Hebrews in the Ancient Near East. But his worship was anathema to the monotheistic Hebrews. of a drug or trespass upon the rights of the individual. We herewith submit to our hearers (subject however to futurerther amendments), a Bill of Rights etc

1st That according to the Constitution of these United States and in fulfillment of the Divine economy, man is endowed with certain inalienable rights, among which are "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,"Editorial Note: This phrase is from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. therefore any legislation intermeddling therewith, is wholly unconstitutional and unchristian.

2nd That every man and woman has the unquestionable right to choose what physician they shall employ, what method they shall adopt for usefulness, or what means they shall use to improve themselves physically.

3rd That every individual has the right to choose what christianity he shall seek, preach, or practiseCorrected:practice, and by what means improve himself morally & spiritually.

4th That because God has constitudedCorrected:constituted man a free moral actor, no human law can deprive him of this divine right, and he should defend this individual right, so far as in him lies, from all agressionCorrected:aggression. -

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[*]Archival Note: The vertical line drawn through the preceding paragraphs ends here.

Homeopathy has not recovered from the heel of Allopathy ere it lifts its foot with others Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy against its neighbor even against that system which is in advance of it, if perchance the system may have That system should not scoff or tarry before Metaphysics that has already Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy proven that the less medicine employed you give Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy the better, until we you Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy arrive at no medicine, and learn that just in your pharma learn that Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy in proportion as matter went goes went Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy out, and mind comes Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy came into came in to as Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy the remedy it increased in skill and was is its Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy its potency increased. should not scoff or tarry before metaphysical healing Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy

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The highest attenuations are admitted to be the most potent and in This also furnished a moral also we learned the nature of our patient by it We found the more more that the more delicate or spiritual the idiosyncrosyCorrected:ideosyncrasy of the the patient the more better adapted were the higher attenuations to her case The more ethereal the pharmacists thought of the drug became quicker the more naturally and readily it assimilated with her thought and thus reached the entire system The higerCorrected:higher attenuations are admitted to be the most successful.Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy

We have attenuated a grain of aconite till it was no longer aconite, then saturated a grain of some Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy sugar of milk with a drop of this harmless solution, and with this self same sugar have have Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy produced powerful perspirations Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy, but and alterative effects Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy tThe highest attenuation we ever attained was to leave the sugar without shaking or the shadow of a drug drug out of the question Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy and administer it in the name of the drug, and with this original dose we Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy have cured a severe cases Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy of dropsy etc Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy

What is the basis of materia medica but the baseless fabric of our admissions? all healing Mind What is the basis of Christian healing is Mind imbued with the Truth of that mind governs the body but this [?] Unclear or illegible fact knowledge can be misused [*]Editorial Note: A metamark that looks like an X appears here.Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy

GalenEditorial Note: Galen (c.129 AD-c.200 AD) was a Roman philosopher and physician. was of the opinion that medicine at best was but a necessary evil.

In ancient mythology Jupiter was the God of medicine, and the sender of disease, and in modern mythology he works at both trades.

Medicine has not arrived at the science of treating disease, mind instead of matter, embraces this science.

The practice of medicine is but a series of experiments, -- conjecture, doubt and dismay fill the minds of its most skilfullCorrected:skillful practitioner.

Shall a board of censors sit in judgment on other practices, and never institute a measure to defend the people from the admitted blunders of the faculty?

Shall the state that succored slaves in 1839, in 1880 surrender freemen to a law the genius of which is to concentrate power to be abused ad libitum?

There is no better rule for judging human action than by its results, or for gaining the quality of a thought than by its expression; but let us be charitable; many a kind wish has failed in its fulfillment, and many a noble purpose been cheated of its high goal.

Let us hope that what seemeth ill has has a kindly origin that we are unable to see, and hide with charity's white wings the soiled feathers of vanity and malice, while we lead them to higher flights.