[Louie S. Muir]
01355 31mountains is visible-, the sleek wild animals with bright eyes that roam the woods, the birds, the vegetation, the myriads of creeping, flying, shining, rejoicing creatures-, not a hair or feather of them is in sight, not a leafe or painted petal of all the flowers there, not one of all the glowing crystals of the rocks or of the snow. Yet how fine the beauty they send to us across the broad blue distances; & how mysterious the influence of that beauty! traveling on wings of Light, silent as to the outer sense, yet coming into our souls with celestial pompt & song, not as angels come to deliver divine messages & go away again, but to abide with us forever in these spiritual mansions of the mind, Divine Beauty finding there a home built for it & fitted for its reception by Divine Love
1889 Jul 8
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.
Reel 06, Image 0133
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