Accession: L04662
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Ellen Latham Clarke, December 15, 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Ellen Latham Clarke 
Date: December 15, 1880 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy.
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I looked for you the day you appointed, stayed As Written: staid away from a business engagement to see you but that great pleasure was not permitted me.

I am anxious to know if you received my postal in reply to your letter? There are so many frauds I did not know but they had taken it from the P. O.Editorial Note: Post Office But I will hope dear one that it was not for lack of desire to see me but because you were hindered

I know theyEditorial Note: Probably a reference to mental malpractitioners. are telling you not to go near me for they know if they can keep you away they can do you more harm.

Now do not stay away from our meetings, we hold them now as "Conversations" at Hawthorn Rooms every Sunday at 3 P. M. Let me see you there, but you ought to have been there last Sunday. I was inspired more than common to reach every thought that needed me, it would have done you good. Come next Sabbath remember Now darling, again I beg you not to neglect the duty you owe yourself; watch and do not leave the postern because your "Lord delays" — wait and watch; do not cease that watch because your Lord has not yet comeMatt 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matt 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, Matt 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matt 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Matt 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Matt 24:42 ¶Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matt 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Matt 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matt 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Matt 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Matt 24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. Matt 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; Matt 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; Matt 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, Matt 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matt 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Matt 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matt 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: Matt 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Matt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Matt 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. Matt 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. Matt 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Matt 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Matt 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Matt 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Matt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. , because you are not yet master of the fear and reality their arguments would give nothing!

"He that endureth unto the end the same shall be savedMatt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. "

There is not a particle of power in a drug to help you, it is only the power you give an error that can gain any results from medicine, and do you not have more faith in Truth than you can have in error? Yes, you must have some time, and the sooner you begin this battle the better for you, and the easier it will be to win, you can never get to heaven you can never be happy until you "fight the good fightI Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. "

Begin (and do not stop again) whenever you have read this letter

Lovingly
MBG Eddy
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I looked for you the day you appointed, staid Corrected: stayed away from a business engagement to see you but that great pleasure was not permitted me.

I am anxious to know if you received my postal in reply to your letter? There are so many frauds I did not know but they had taken it from the P. O.Editorial Note: Post Office But I will hope dear one that it was not for lack of desire to see me but because you were hindered

I know theyEditorial Note: Probably a reference to mental malpractitioners. are telling you not to go near me for they know if they can keep you away they can do you more harm.

Now do not stay away from our meetings, we hold them now as "Conversations" at Hawthorn Rooms every Sunday at 3 P. M. Let me see you there, but you ought to have been there last Sunday. I was inspired more than common to reach every thought that needed me, it would have done you good. Come next Sabbath remember Now darling, again I beg you not to neglect the duty you owe yourself; watch and do not leave the postern because your "Lord delays" — wait and watch; do not cease that watch because your Lord has not yet comeMatt 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matt 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, Matt 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matt 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Matt 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Matt 24:42 ¶Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matt 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Matt 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matt 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Matt 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Matt 24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. Matt 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; Matt 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; Matt 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, Matt 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matt 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Matt 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matt 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: Matt 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Matt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Matt 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. Matt 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. Matt 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Matt 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Matt 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Matt 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Matt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. , because you are not yet master of the fear and reality their arguments would give nothing!

"He that endureth unto the end the same shall be savedMatt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. "

There is not a particle of power in a drug to help you, it is only the power you give an error that can gain any results from medicine, and do you not have more faith in Truth than you can have in error? Yes, you must have some time, and the sooner you begin this battle the better for you, and the easier it will be to win, you can never get to heaven you can never be happy until you "fight the good fightI Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. "

Begin (and do not stop again) whenever you have read this letter

Lovingly
MBG Eddy