The Lectures

Bicknell Young of Chicago lectured before an audience which filled the Atheneum last night [April 17]. He was introduced by Leonard H. Field, Jr., who said in part,—

Any thoughtful and sympathetic observer, as he walks along and sees on every hand men crippled by misfortune, burdened by every conceivable phase of disease, enslaved by sin in all its myriad and hideous forms, bowed down by poverty, by sorrow, by failure, can but long, with a heart felt longing, for a shorter and more certain way out of bondage than the way which the world has been taking. Is it not possible there may be somehow, somewhere, a definite, universal, demonstrable, and scientific way of binding up the broken-hearted, of undoing the heavy burdens, and letting the oppressed go free?

Nineteen hundred years ago once came to this earth who said, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." "I am the way." "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." About forty years ago there was one in our own age, and in our own country, Mrs. Eddy, pure enough in her thought, consecrated enough in her life, to discern this Christ-truth.

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