Accession: L12981
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Ellen Brown Linscott, November 22, 1884
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Ellen Brown Linscott 
Date: November 22, 1884
Manuscript Description: Handwritten letter by Mary Baker Eddy on Massachusetts Metaphysical College stationery.
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I have not heard from you for a long time. I can say as CowperEditorial Note: William Cowper (1731–1800), English poet and hymnodist. when looking at his mother's portrait[.]

Life hath past—
With me but roughly since I saw thee last
Editorial Note: Eddy is quoting from Cowper’s poem, On Receipt Of My Mother’s Picture. The line reads: “Life has pass’d with me but roughly since I heard thee last.".

One thing seems certain, that so long as the three mental malpractitionersAs Written:malpractioners seem to exist, if I, in my mild charity take a student to reform, they with their fiendish purpose will pursueAs Written:persue that student until they make him or her a disgrace to us and to the cause

My last Sunday sermonEditorial Note: Eddy preached on November 16, 1884, on the subject "For the Eyes of the Lord are over the Righteous." has called out much praise. It was extempore and I thought but a feeble effort.

The hall was filled, all the standing room taken and about fifty had to go away for lack of seats. If it had not been hired until Spring they would get a larger hall when I speak. Did you know Mr. Palmer's wife has passed from view to, I trust, a broader, higher and holier sense of life? I never knew it until a few days after the funeral! O, what havoc is made in demonology of all the natural feelings and ties of social life. What havoc is made of virtue by the foul tongue of their slanders and what sins are committed unseen. It is enough to make the angels weep. But all who know me know my example and precepts are on the right side and when they deny this at the bribe of the malpractitionersAs Written:"mals" it is their own great loss not mine.

Do you love me Ellen as you oughtAs Written:aught to? are you straying away one little bit from the true tone toward your teacher? No! I trust not

As ever lovingly yours
M B G Eddy
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I have not heard from you for a long time. I can say as CowperEditorial Note: William Cowper (1731–1800), English poet and hymnodist. when looking at his mother's portrait[.]

Life hath past—
With me but roughly since I saw thee last
Editorial Note: Eddy is quoting from Cowper’s poem, On Receipt Of My Mother’s Picture. The line reads: “Life has pass’d with me but roughly since I heard thee last.".

One thing seems certain, that so long as the three mental malpractionersCorrected:malpractitioners seem to exist, if I, in my mild charity take a student to reform, they with their fiendish purpose will persueCorrected:pursue that student until they make him or her a disgrace to us and to the cause

My last Sunday sermonEditorial Note: Eddy preached on November 16, 1884, on the subject "For the Eyes of the Lord are over the Righteous." has called out much praise. It was extempore and I thought but a feeble effort.

The hall was filled, all the standing room taken and about fifty had to go away for lack of seats. If it had not been hired until Spring they would get a larger hall when I speak. Did you know Mr. Palmer's wife has passed from view to, I trust, a broader, higher and holier sense of life? I never knew it until a few days after the funeral! O, what havoc is made in demonology of all the natural feelings and ties of social life. What havoc is made of virtue by the foul tongue of their victims slanders and what sins are committed unseen. It is enough to make the angels weep. But all who know me know my example and precepts are on the right side and when they deny this at the bribe of the "mals"Expanded:malpractitioners it is their own great loss not mine.

Do you love me Ellen as you aughtCorrected:ought to? are you straying away one little bit from the true tone toward your teacher? No! I trust not

As ever lovingly yours
M B G Eddy