Retrospection and Introspection, by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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for more of the spirit instead of the letter, and Science and
Health is adapted to work this result; and

   WHEREAS, The fundamental principle for growth in Christian
Science is spiritual formation first, last, and always, while
in human growth material organization is first; and

   WHEREAS, Mortals must learn to lose their estimate
of the powers that are not ordained of God, and attain
the bliss of loving unselfishly, working patiently, and conquering
all that is unlike Christ and the example he gave;

   Resolved, That we thank the State for its charter, which is
the only one ever granted to a legal college for teaching the
Science of Mind-healing; that we thank the public for its
liberal patronage.  And everlasting gratitude is due to the
President, for her great and noble work, which we believe
will prove a healing for the nations, and bring all men to a
knowledge of the true God, uniting them in one common
   After due deliberation and earnest discussion it was unanimously
voted:  That as all debts of the corporation have been
paid, it is deemed best to dissolve this corporation, and the
same is hereby dissolved.
                                        C. A. Frye, Clerk

RET 50

   When God impelled me to set a price on my instruction
in Christian Science Mind-healing, I could think of no
financial equivalent for an impartation of a knowledge of
that divine power which heals; but I was led to name three
hundred dollars as the price for each pupil in one course
of lessons at my College, - a startling sum for tuition
lasting barely three weeks.  This amount greatly troubled
me.  I shrank from asking it, but was finally led, by a
strange providence, to accept this fee.
   God has since shown me, in multitudinous ways, the
wisdom of this decision; and I beg disinterested people
to ask my loyal students if they consider three hundred
dollars any real equivalent for my instruction during
twelve half-days, or even in half as many lessons.  Nevertheless,
my list of indigent charity scholars is very large,
and I have had as many as seventeen in one class.
   Loyal students speak with delight of their pupilage,
and of what it has done for them, and for others through
them.  By loyalty in students I mean this, - allegiance
to God, subordination of the human to the divine, steadfast
justice, and strict adherence to divine Truth and
   I see clearly that students in Christian Science should,
at present, continue to organize churches, schools, and
associations for the furtherance and unfolding of Truth,
and that my necessity is not necessarily theirs; but it was
the Father's opportunity for furnishing a new rule of order
in divine Science, and the blessings which arose therefrom.
Students are not environed with such obstacles as were
encountered in the beginning of pioneer work.

RET 51

   In December, 1889, I gave a lot of land in Boston to my
student, Mr. Ira O. Knapp of Roslindale, - valued in
1892 at about twenty thousand dollars, and rising in value,
- to be appropriated for the erection, and building on
the premises thereby conveyed, of a church edifice to be
used as a temple for Christian Science worship.

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   For many successive years I have endeavored to find
new ways and means for the promotion and expansion

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