Letters to our Leader

Boston, Mass., February 15, 1905.

Rev. Mary Baker Eddy,
Pleasant View, Concord, N. H.

Beloved Leader and Teacher:—I am very grateful to you for your gift of the "Legends of Parsifal" which you so kindly sent me. Knowing as I do that your moments are spoken for weeks ahead of their arrival, your thoughtfulness for others is a distinctive mark of the gentlewoman, and the selfless worker for the good of others. The book is a most excellent expression of the Parsifal legends. I became familiar with most of the legends about seven years ago, during the time that I was making a thorough study and analysis of Wagner's harmonic structure and orchestration. I feel that had Christian Science come to the great maestro, he would have seen its truth, for his works "Tannhauser," "Lohengrin," and "Parsifal" show that his thought was centered on the power of purity and righteousness over the sensual and the sinful. "Parsifal" is a remarkable music-drama, and makes an overwhelming appeal by its impressive dignity and religious fervor.

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