Accession: L05663
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Mary Ellis, February 6, 1872
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Mary Ellis 
Date: February 6, 1872
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy in purple ink on lined paper.
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L05663
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Feb. 6th
Dear Mrs. Ellis,

I have not heard from you for a long time & have you seen the newspaper challenge As Written:challange to me by Wallace Wright the UniversalistAs Written:universalist clergyman's son? Won’t you get the No 2 of the Lynn TranscriptThe Lynn Transcript
The Lynn Transcript was a weekly newspaper published in Lynn, Massachusetts, from 1867 to 1896. Mary Baker Eddy had several poems published in the Transcript, including "Rock of Ages" (5/20/1876) and "Hymn of Science" (1876-12-02). (These two poems are early versions of "Christ My Refuge" and "Communion Hymn," respectively.) The Transcript was also used by Eddy and her students to respond to public criticism of Eddy and her teachings.
and follow down until last Friday the last article of mine. I would send you the papers but I have only one, the next day after the papers are issued not one can be bought at the periodical store such is the excitement over the newspaper articles that have passed between us. W. Wright took his first article to the ReporterEditorial Note: The Lynn Reporter was a newspaper in Lynn, Massachusetts, along with the Lynn Transcript. Office and they would not publish it, but the TranscriptThe Lynn Transcript
The Lynn Transcript was a weekly newspaper published in Lynn, Massachusetts, from 1867 to 1896. Mary Baker Eddy had several poems published in the Transcript, including "Rock of Ages" (5/20/1876) and "Hymn of Science" (1876-12-02). (These two poems are early versions of "Christ My Refuge" and "Communion Hymn," respectively.) The Transcript was also used by Eddy and her students to respond to public criticism of Eddy and her teachings.
did. Another excitement for Lynn to take the place of Rev. Mr. Cooks cudgling of last winter.Editorial Note: For Reverend Cook’s lectures in Lynn, Massachusetts, see John T. Cumbler, A Moral Response to Industrialism: The Lectures of Reverend Cook in Lynn, Massachusetts (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1982).

W. Wright is lowering himself in the esteem of all who know me but there are strangers whom he will poison.

O, Mrs Ellis, God is my helper and I shall yet praise Him who is the health of my countenance and my GodPs 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Ps 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. I desire to leave all in His hands but is it not hard to suffer not only in my body, in the cause of humanity and to relieve the pains of others, but to endure so much in mind Those MSSEditorial Note: Eddy’s early manuscripts she used in teaching. that Mr Ellis copied are copyrighted please not let those who are not up to the point of understanding them look on them Why I suffer so much is because, if we cast pearls before swine they turn and rend us you Matt 7:6 ¶Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Please send me your city address I have lost it.

Respects to Mr. Ellis

Yours affectionately
M M B Glover

359 Harrison Ave
Mr. Frederic O. Ellis
Mass
P.M., Please forward Boston
Lynn MASS FEB 6
SWAMPSCOTT MASS FEB
L05663
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Feb. 6th
Dear Mrs. Ellis,

I have not heard from you for a long time & have you seen the newspaper challangeCorrected: challenge to me by Wallace Wright the universalistCorrected:Universalist clergyman's son? Won’t you get the No 2 of the Lynn TranscriptThe Lynn Transcript
The Lynn Transcript was a weekly newspaper published in Lynn, Massachusetts, from 1867 to 1896. Mary Baker Eddy had several poems published in the Transcript, including "Rock of Ages" (5/20/1876) and "Hymn of Science" (1876-12-02). (These two poems are early versions of "Christ My Refuge" and "Communion Hymn," respectively.) The Transcript was also used by Eddy and her students to respond to public criticism of Eddy and her teachings.
and follow down until last Friday the last article of mine. I would send you the papers but I have only one, the next day after the papers are issued not one can be bought at the periodical store such is the excitement over the newspaper articles that have passed between us. W. Wright took his first article to the ReporterEditorial Note: The Lynn Reporter was a newspaper in Lynn, Massachusetts, along with the Lynn Transcript. Office and they would not publish it, but the TranscriptThe Lynn Transcript
The Lynn Transcript was a weekly newspaper published in Lynn, Massachusetts, from 1867 to 1896. Mary Baker Eddy had several poems published in the Transcript, including "Rock of Ages" (5/20/1876) and "Hymn of Science" (1876-12-02). (These two poems are early versions of "Christ My Refuge" and "Communion Hymn," respectively.) The Transcript was also used by Eddy and her students to respond to public criticism of Eddy and her teachings.
did. Another excitement for Lynn to take the place of Rev. Mr. Cooks cudgling of last winter.Editorial Note: For Reverend Cook’s lectures in Lynn, Massachusetts, see John T. Cumbler, A Moral Response to Industrialism: The Lectures of Reverend Cook in Lynn, Massachusetts (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1982).

W. Wright is lowering himself in the esteem of all who know me but there are strangers whom he will poison.

O, Mrs Ellis, God is my helper and I shall yet praise Him who is the health of my countenance and my GodPs 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Ps 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. I desire to leave all in His hands but is it not hard to suffer not only in my body, in the cause of humanity and to relieve the pains of others, but to endure so much in mind Those MSSEditorial Note: Eddy’s early manuscripts she used in teaching. that Mr Ellis copied are copyrighted please not let those who are not up to the point of understanding them look on them Why I suffer so much is because, if we cast pearls before swine they turn and rend us you Matt 7:6 ¶Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Please send me your city address I have lost it.

Respects to Mr. Ellis

Yours affectionately
M M B Glover

359 Harrison Ave
Mr. Frederic O. Ellis
Swampscott
Mass
P.M., Please forward Boston
Lynn MASS FEB 6
SWAMPSCOTT MASS FEB