The impression of Mrs. Eddy, gained from personal acquaintance,...

The Christian Science Monitor

The impression of Mrs. Eddy, gained from personal acquaintance, by United States Senator George H. Moses of New Hampshire, reported in The Christian Science Monitor recently, has reminded me of the similar impression, also gained through personal acquaintance, which has been recorded by William Dana Orcutt of Boston (author and authority on printing) in his book entitled "In Quest of the Perfect Book." Mr. Orcutt writes as follows:

"One of my earliest and pleasantest responsibilities was to act as Mr. Wilson's representative in his business relations with Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, which required frequent trips to 'Pleasant View' at Concord, New Hampshire. Mrs. Eddy always felt under deep obligation to Mr. Wilson for his interest in the manuscript of Science and Health when she first took it to him with a view to publication, and any message from him always received immediate and friendly consideration. . . .

"The characteristic about Mrs. Eddy that impressed me the first time I met her was her motherliness. She gave everyone the impression of deepest interest and concern in what he said, and was sympathetic in everything that touched on his personal affairs. When I told her of John Wilson's financial calamity, she seemed to regard it as a misfortune of her own. Before I left her that day she drew a check for a substantial sum and offered it to me.

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