Scaling "the pinnacle of praise"

The writings of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science disclose her fluent command of the English language. Mary Baker Eddy was, as her biographers tell us, decidedly better educated than were most women of the period in which she grew up, but that type of education could scarcely account for the breadth and scope of her unusual vocabulary.

In Sibyl Wilbur's book, "The Life of Mary Baker Eddy," we learn that when she was quite young Mary told her brother Albert, to whom she was ardently attached, that she wanted to be a scholar, "because when I grow up I shall write a book; and I must be wise to do it."

The Practitioner and Our Periodicals
July 15, 1944

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