To my friend R. U. Johnson."Nature loves the number five" Four conundrums & a doggerel1 Why is R. U. J's Kindness like a grasshopper? Because it makes the earth beautiful and few know how it is done2 Why is it like a star? Because it is steadfast and ever in bloom3 Why is it like the ocean? Because it is boundless, endless, & sublime4 Why is it like a glacier? Because nothing can stop it and it discharges in big chunksO for a lodge in some vast frigeration, some boundless contiguity of frost some boreal prarie Icy, Airy, Where sultry heat from old Manhattan's shore might never reach me more01693
1893 Jun 22
Original letter dimensions: 30.5 x 21 cm.
Reel 07, Image 1140
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