Spt. 17th., 1902Mr. John Muir.Martinez.My doar sir,Few words, but those good - that is what I like. To me this "little" Vespers " is a volume pressed down with glacier force till twelve pictures are all that could pass the pressure. You characterize it in its quality, and your lines will go with my keepsakes for the chest of Roland.You ask me whether to order the others direct from be the publishers. I have lost my backbone, and stand there with hat in hand, almost on my knees. Order from me, as I make twenty cents a copy a profit on the two [illegible]now but) that enables my rare wife to keep house for one whole California day. The other three booklets - as goods these will not be out for about two months yet. - I have been slain wickedly-for the time being only-let us hope. [illegible]stilt about and crouch on crutches and have been unable to earn a copper for more than five months. It is a part paralyzes, and nothing but the head and the heart are left.If the clearness of the one and the warmness of the other are sufficient excuse for a man to further count amongst the living, I an a full fledged man. The dedication in the "Vespers " will convey to you all it does contain.I mean what I said in the dedication of "Vespers" to you , namely that the whole of the work as well as the boy is nothing more wonderfull
1902 Sep 17
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