Pulpit and Press, by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

STATELY HOME FOR BELIEVERS IN GOSPEL HEALING - A WOMAN OF WEALTH WHO DEVOTES ALL TO HER CHURCH WORK
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many followers who consider her their spiritual Leader -
has the air of hospitality that marks its hostess herself.
Mrs. Eddy has hung its walls with reproductions of some
of Europe's masterpieces, a few of which had been the
gifts of her loving pupils.
   Looking down from the windows upon the tree-tops
on the lower terrace, the reporter exclaimed: "You have
lived here only four years, and yet from a barren waste
of most unpromising ground has come forth all this
beauty!"
   "Four years!" she ejaculated; "two and a half, only
two and a half years."  Then, touching my sleeve and
pointing, she continued: "Look at those big elms!  I had
them brought here in warm weather, almost as big as they
are now, and not one died."
   Mrs. Eddy talked earnestly of her friendships. . . .
She told something of her domestic arrangements, of how
she had long wished to get away from her busy career in
Boston, and return to her native granite hills, there to
build a substantial home that should do honor to that
precinct of Concord.
   She chose the stubbly old farm on the road from Concord,
within one mile of the "Eton of America," St. Paul's
School.  Once bought, the will of the woman set at work,
and to-day a strikingly well-kept estate is the first impression
given to the visitor as he approaches Pleasant View.
   She employs a number of men to keep the grounds and
farm in perfect order, and it was pleasing to learn that this


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rich woman is using her money to promote the welfare of
industrious workmen, in whom she takes a vital interest.
   Mrs. Eddy believes that "the laborer is worthy of his
hire," and, moreover, that he deserves to have a home and
family of his own.  Indeed, one of her motives in buying
so large an estate was that she might do something for the
toilers, and thus add her influence toward the advancement
of better home life and citizenship.



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