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From the March 1892 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Observations , both recent and otherwise, indicate that a few words on this subject may be timely. Much may be said of the unwisdom of habitual newspaper reading, which is comparable to a daily plunge-bath in mortal mind—a proceeding more calculated to refresh a sense of the reality of evil, than anything else — and of reading fiction, which, from a Christian Science point of view, is nothing better than being filled with the serpent's meat, dust; still, the most harmful, because superficially most like Truth, is that line of literature which might be styled "Uninspired Metaphysics.