The Smile of the Great Spirit

From the Christian Science Sentinel, March 25, 1916, by

In introducing Prof. Hermann S. Hering, who lectured on Christian Science in the Grand Opera House, George C. Roy spoke in part as follows:—

It may not be inappropriate for me to state that I very distinctly remember when Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, after nearly a lifetime of effort in other localities, returned to that quiet New England city, Concord, N. H., and located in the immediate neighborhood where I lived for many years. Many of the scenes, local interests, and local characters in Concord that were familiar to Mrs. Eddy have been familiar to me from my earliest recollection, and during the period of her residence in Concord her figure was a familiar one.

It may be recalled that Mrs. Eddy was born in the little town of Bow, just outside the boundaries of Concord, and that the chosen home of her later years, known as “Pleasant View,” where much of her important work was done, looked out across the valley upon the location of her birthplace. About thirty miles from Concord there is a beautiful lake, to which reference is made in Science and Health, which glistens among the New Hampshire hills and bears the poetic Indian name of Winnepesaukee. The English translation of the word Winnepesaukee is, “The Smile of the Great Spirit.” There are those who believe that the life and work of Mrs. Eddy was also a “smile of the Great Spirit.”

Santa Ana Register.

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