[John Muir]


[Louie S. Muir]


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01355 [2]Probably the latter part of the 31st page will have to be compacted for it is difficult to hold the attention of most readers so closely as to enable them to follow when one is describing the [song?] of beauty coming from silent landscapes. Perhaps this will be better. Yet how fine the beauty they send to us across the broad blue distances! & how mysterious the influence of that beauty - traveling no wings of Light Divine Love - silent as to the outer sense, speeding it on its way. Yet coming into our souls with celestial pomp & song to abide with us foreveror thus Coming into our souls with celestial pomp & song. Divine Love speeding it on its way to abide with us forever in homes prepared for its coming. It is 11 oclock & Im tired & my critical taste is gone. The more I work on it the worse it may be. Good night


San Francisco

Date Original

1889 Jul 8


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0129

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Page 2


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