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From the April 1897 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The following lines are chiefly interrogatory, and cordially invite answer in rhyme on the subject they broach, from any "whom it may concern. " What is it that leads us so astray? We know the right, but do the wrong: Shunning the "strait and narrow way," In devious paths behold earth's throng! We are not deaf, nor are we blind: We know how fatal is the way; But something base in mortal mind Makes virtuous purpose easy prey.