John Muir


[A. H., Fay, Emma and Frank Sellers]


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3at Brooklin. But ah has it not been hot & choky here the last few days, not honest California heat or even Chicago's I felt smoothered & stupefied as the following will show in good dog day doggerel. O for a lodge in some vast frigeration Some boundless contiguity or frost Some boreal prarie Icy Airy Where sultry heat from old Manhattan's shore Might never reach me more. O to escape this torred tedium Gathering Thorean's cypripedium Once more a blessed crank & tramp On Waldens leafy bank. Or bathe & lave as Concord sages did In cool Musketaquid. Or use the breezes for a fan From your lake Michigan. And O for more of that sweet lovely loafing At eve & dawn On Sargent's lawn With red breast Robin & gay chickaree


New York

Date Original

1893 Jun 24


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Reel 07, Image 1160

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Page 3


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