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From the October 1885 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This article was later republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896:  Mis. 332:12-336:19

In the allegory of Genesis. 3d chapter, 9th verse, two mortals, walking in the cool of the day, midst the stately palms, many-hued blossoms, perfume-laden breezes, and crystal streams of the Orient, pondered the things of man and God.

A sense of evil was supposed to have spoken, been listened to, and afterwards formed an evil sense that blinded the eyes of reason, masked with deformity the glories of revelation, and shamed the face of mortals.

What was this sense?

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