Chas. Warren Stoddard
[in margin: Stoddard Chris W. Stoddard] [underlined: John Muir.] 00687 Rome the [Eternal?] 8th July 74.Dear [illegible]-man. Rome is running rivers of good honest [illegible] just now, would you like it, think you? I’d give much to see you [footing?] it amongst these wearysom ruins; how ugly they are, [illegible] the Old City its self is a kind of respectable bore. Rome is the Sierras! There is all the difference between them that there is between bone dust and young granite. There is no pine – spiced air here: our lungs are full of infinitely small relics of the past; the Coliseum and
Rome the Eternal [Italy]
1874 Jul 8
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