avalanche of work, whenever I thought of your quiet home and of the beautiful view from your study, down the little peaceful valley, I felt refreshed and happy and thought of you in gratitude and with the best wishes. The month before [Xmas?] was a very busy one, I had some extra lectures to prepare, an address before the Am. Philological Association, which went off smoothly the second day after Xmas & then came some quiet days with the children to whom I read parts of your new charming book, a day's trip to a gigantic lovely redwood onour Coast range (with Th. B. [illegible]) and now again the semester with a number of cares and 'worriment' and another article to be finished by next Wednesday - - - the old dance of American 'over industry', the s[illegible]fying effects' of which you criticize so truly! I often think of your [wise?] way of spending your earlier days in nature, with nature, as part of Nature(!), and I hope that I shall yet have a chance to imitate you. — We have spent a very happy Xmas time, and the New Year has found us all in good health, and enjoying the fine sunshine of the aftermoors as much as the fogs of the
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