S. Hall Young


[John Muir]


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Wooster, Ohio Feb. 9, 1897.Friend of my heart,Your two letters have arrived almost together. This is a red letter day to me. I was a little fearful that my silence & neglect would render the reception of my tardy letter cool. You see my conscience is not altogether dead. And now to have you pour out your kindness and love before me in this way breaks me all up. God bless you! I know my feelings toward you have been growing deeper & warmer all these years, & now I see that friendship when it is true is not in the least degree dependent on mere propinquity. What are space & time to spirit or spiritual experience?But as to the money, Muir; I have really had half a day of severe spiritual "exercise" over the question of accepting it.02237


Wooster, Ohio

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Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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