Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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tribute of respect to Brother George W. Glover, who
died on the night of the twenty-seventh.  The minutes
record this further proceeding: -
   "A procession was formed, which moved to the residence
of the deceased, and from thence to the Episcopal
burying-ground, where the body was interred with the
usual ceremonies.  The procession then returned to the
lodge, which was closed in due form."
   It has never been claimed by Mrs. Eddy nor by any
Christian Scientists that Major Glover's remains were
carried North.
   The Wilmington Chronicle of July 3, 1844, records that
this good man, then known as Major George W. Glover,
died on Thursday night, the twenty-seventh of June.  The
Chronicle states: "His end was calm and peaceful, and to
those friends who attended him during his illness he gave
the repeated assurance of his willingness to die, and of his
full reliance for salvation on the merits of a crucified
Redeemer.  His remains were interred with Masonic honors.
He has left an amiable wife, to whom he had been united
but the brief space of six months, to lament this
irreparable loss."
   From the Chronicle, dated September 25, 1844, we copy
the following: "We are assured that reports of unusual
sickness in Wilmington are in circulation."  This periodical

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then forthwith strives to give the impression that the
rumor is not true.  It is reasonable to infer from newspaper
reports of that date that some insidious disease
was raging at that time.
   The allegation that copies of Mrs. Eddy's book, "Retrospection
and Introspection," are few, and that efforts are
being made to buy them up because she has contradicted
herself, is without foundation.  They are advertised in
every weekly issue of the Christian Science Sentinel, and
still contain the original account of her husband's demise
at Wilmington.
   May it not be, since this critic places certain circumstances
in 1843, which records show really existed in 1844,
that the woman whom he had in mind is some other one?
   We can state Mrs. Eddy's teaching on the unreality of
evil in no better terms than to quote her own words.
Nothing could be further from her meaning than that evil
could be indulged in while being called unreal.  She
declares in her Message to The Mother Church 901]:
"To assume there is no reality in sin, and yet commit
sin, is sin itself, that clings fast to iniquity.  The Publican's
wail won his humble desire, while the Pharisee's
self-righteousness crucified Jesus."
                                        Mary Hatch Harrison

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