(PART II) - MISCELLANY
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

GIFT OF A LOVING-CUP
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GIFT OF A LOVING-CUP



   The Executive Members of The Mother Church of
Christ, Scientist, will please accept my heartfelt acknowledgment
of their beautiful gift to me, a loving-cup, presented
July 16, 1903.  The exquisite design of boughs
encircling this cup, illustrated by Keats' touching couplet,

      Ah happy, happy boughs, that cannot shed
      Your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu!

would almost suggest that nature had reproduced her
primal presence, bough, bird, and song, to salute me.
The twelve beautiful pearls that crown this cup call to
mind the number of our great Master's first disciples, and
the parable of the priceless pearl which purchases our
field of labor in exchange for all else.
   I shall treasure my loving-cup with all its sweet
associations.


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