Joseph Pickard


John Muir


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[in margin: see last sheet]1.John MuirA man with the brain of a philosopher, the imagination of a poet, & the heart of a child: that is John Muir Simplicity, unostentatiousness, tenderheartedness characterize him. Imagination of a poet - is he a poet? We may at least class him with those of whom Wordsworth says "Oh, many are the poets that are sown 'By Nature, men endowed with the highest gifts, 'The vision and the faculty divine" Possibly - "wanting the accomplishment of verse" Philosopher? Yes: he goes behind the visible & tangible - phenomena - and seeks answers to the question, How? - or Why? But this account does not fill out the measure of the man.. He is a tireless, restless, but not aimless - not eyeless or02841


Maywood, I11.

Date Original

1901 Feb 15


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0601

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