[letterhead]and the port. No better equipment for the delightful task before me could be conceived than to make [illegible]'s [over?] the mass of learning which that volume unfolds, "the gl[illegible]ing of a quiet eye", and the wise commentary which is so eminently your [own?]. I wish I could send you the most precious offering in the world as a tribute of admiration and respect. I can only offer a humble gift. It chances that I have [illegible] s[illegible] a copy of an essay in [illegible], written years ago, a study of delight to me, and [illegible] in which abundant opportunity was offered for consideration of fine issues, such as, where reverently approached, though expressed in different terms, have a solemnity not dissimilar to the spirit of the mountains and the forest. it is my hope that this may give you an hour's pleasure, and I [illegible] you to accept it with messages of affection.I amvery sincerely yoursAlden Sampson.03197
1903 Mar 28
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