John Muir


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[2]trained eyes and hearing learned explanations hearing with the subtle wisdom not learned in books, it is a treat- a vacation more enjoyed than many a one that has lost much and profiled little judging from its chatter."I look unto the hills whence cometh my strength" when I can see them. but now the hills have come to me- your poems have filled my minds eye and the thoughts of God" gleam through the phrazes that tell so clearly, wisely, poetically and devoutly about the wonders and glories of that beauty land that is lifted above the blight of plough and smoke-smut- roar and [illegible] of traffic and the more sickening masses of sordid g[illegible]elling 03289


New York

Date Original

1903 Aug 10


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0770

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Page 2


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