[John Muir]


[A.] Bradley [Brown]


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who love you, in pagan lands or christian lands - I had almost said, in heaven or hell- that man would sit in the best place in the warmest end of your heart. Ah would'nt he Bradley. I know he would. Where then should you put Jesus Where have you put him? Is he not too often pushed aside among the dear, airy nothings in the most confused corner of your heart? Ah how truly it may be said of thousands who say, Jesus is mine, "I know not where they have laid him". The good man who left his company for awhile to lead you to his fireside and lovingly tended you, him you will remember with steady deep love while memory lasts; but Jesus who came away from his home in heaven, as happy a home as God was able to make, him you do not love so much, nor even as much as you would love me were I to walk down to your place some fine day and ask you how you did. How ungrateful and unreasonable. The benevolent man who blessed you with so many kindnesses was only a sinful fellow mortal some gold and some friends; perhaps attracted by that gold and some other things soon to 00082


Hickory Hill, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 24.0 x 19.5 cm

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