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A GLAD TRIBUTE

From the September 1896 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Dear Journal :—"Our still rapture under the influence of autumn sunsets, or pillared vistas, or calm, majestic statues, or Beethoven symphonies, all bring with them the consciousness that they are mere waves and ripples in an unfathomable ocean of love and beauty; our emotion in its keenest moment passes from expression into silence; our love at its highest flood rushes beyond its object and loses itself in the sense of divine mystery. " These beautiful thoughts from George Eliot portray, in a measure, the feelings experienced by the writer when she attempts to voice the deep sense of gratitude for the glimpse that has been afforded her into the glorious Shrine of Spirit—a glimpse redolent with celestial sunshine, beauty, intelligence, power, Love and Truth.