The death of Mrs. Eddy marks the passing of a most...

The Asheville (N. C.) Citizen

The death of Mrs. Eddy marks the passing of a most remarkable figure in the religious world. Wielding a wonderful influence over a great army, and it was undoubtedly an influence for good, it being reflected in the lives of thousands of her followers, she needed no brass bands to make the world conscious of her presence. While many there are who could not fathom the depths of Mrs. Eddy's teachings, few have denied her sincerity. Her writings bear the imprint of the close student of God and man. Her gospel was largely one of sunshine and mental uplift. Of her home life we know but little, but from all accounts it was an exemplary one.

Mrs. Eddy was also a woman of rare moral courage when we consider that forty years ago she founded a creed at total variance with all established beliefs. The doctrines she enunciated at that time had no other adherent than herself. The scorn and ridicule which greeted her first book has given place to a wide-spread interest, and a great portion of humanity today believes that the pill and potion are not essential to the cure of disease.

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December 17, 1910

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