of winter - I have been passing a few weeks in Florida with Mr Forbes - he is troubled with a cough & it does him good to go there - though that cannot be said of many who go for that, they wait until they are too ill - I can imagine the Yo Semite in its winter grandeur being as interesting as in its summer beauty - of late we hear much [in margin: the worth of their descent, when they grow up - I sent your note &]of the beauty & grandeur & of the geysers of the yellow Stone river - & that our government is going to secure the finest part of it - I wish it might do so of all the finest of our scenery - for we are not a sufficiently poetical people to revere such beauty & wonder as we ought - but food & clothing for families must be provided & the doing that develops much that is [in margin: one of those sprays to our Emerson - he is always interested in you]
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