Accession: L04088
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Clara E. Choate, March 15, 1882
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Clara E. Choate 
Date: March 15, 1882 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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My beloved Student,
and fellow worker,

I was as usual delighted to hear from youEditorial Note: Eddy is likely replying to Clara E. Choate’s letter to her, dated March 13, 1882 (025A.10.027). and learn how the stately goings of metaphysics are being seen in Boston. Your own instrumentality in this advance is fully seen and gladly acknowledged by me. I never had anything to hinder this glorious work but slothful, or sinful, students; and if I have one and especially half a dozen As Written: doz to work as becometh earnest women and men in any righteous cause I shall never despair of triumph at last It is glorious to see what the women alone are doing here for temperance, More than ever man has done. This is the period of women, they are to move and to carry all the great moral and Christian reforms, I know it. Now darling, let us work as the industrious Suffragists are at work who are getting a hearing all over the land Let us work as they do in love "prefering one another"Rom 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; . Let us work shoulder to shoulder each bearing their own part of the burdens and helping one another and then the puny kicks of mesmerism will give up the ghost before such union. The whole difficulty in the past was those demons success in dividing our ranks, and setting them against their leader and one another. I had to do pretty much all that was done right and they to do little else but find fault with it. But every student I ever had would love me instinctively but for the "old" young dragon,Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: Rev 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. Rev 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. he has done all the work in one sense. Yes, a thousand times yes, that is the question and fidelity to it will comply with God's requirements and bring down His blessings and nothing else can or will I sent those books as Mrs. W. directed, has she got them? I forwarded them the day after getting her letter. You must not send me invalids for students it hinders our cause to have them put under fire after they study.

Now dear good girl, don’t As Written: dont you think of leaving Boston but for a brief trip in adjacent towns you cannot tell the advantage of having that your head quarters and you could never have done the difficult things I have had to do; you cannot imagine the difference between Mass. and other places till you try it. Tell no one when I am to be in Boston remember but you may get ready for me on the 16th of April.

Lovingly ever
M B G E.
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My beloved Student,
and fellow worker,

I was as usual delighted to hear from youEditorial Note: Eddy is likely replying to Clara E. Choate’s letter to her, dated March 13, 1882 (025A.10.027). and learn how the stately goings of metaphysics are being seen in Boston. Your own instrumentality in this advance is fully seen and gladly acknowledged by me. I never had anything to hinder this glorious work but slothful, or sinful, students; and if I have one and especially half a doz Corrected: dozen to work as becometh earnest women and men in any righteous cause I shall never despair of triumph at last It is glorious to see what the women alone are doing here for temperance, More than ever man has done. This is the period of women, they are to move and to carry all the great moral and Christian reforms, I know it. Now darling, let us work as the industrious Suffragists are at work who are getting a hearing all over the land Let us work as they do in love "prefering one another"Rom 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; . Let us work shoulder to shoulder each bearing their own part of the burdens and helping one another and then the puny kicks of mesmerism will give up the ghost before such union. The whole difficulty in the past is was those demons success in dividing our ranks, and setting them against their leader and one another. I had to do pretty much all that was done right and they to do little else but find fault with it. But every student I ever had would love me instinctively but for the "old" young dragon,Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: Rev 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. Rev 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. he has done all the work in one sense. Yes, a thousand times yes, that is the question and fidelity to it will comply with God's requirements and bring down His blessings and nothing else can or will I sent those books as Mrs. W. directed, has she got them? I forwarded them the day after getting her letter. You must not send me invalids for students it hinders our cause to have them put under fire after they study.

Now dear good girl, dont Corrected: don’t you think of leaving Boston but for a brief trip in adjacent towns you cannot tell the advantage of having that your head quarters and you could never have done the difficult things I have had to do; you cannot imagine the difference between Bo Mass. and other places till you try it. Tell no one when I am to be in Boston remember but you may get ready for me on the 16th of April.

Lovingly ever
M B G E.