Jeanne [C.] Carr


John Muir


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4the physical world - that there is a pre-existent spirit- ual body for every moss lichen, & plant of every kind; growth is an actual "clothing upon" of themselves by these spiritual beings. They gather from nature its substances to make them- selves a garment exactly fit- ting their persons. And go through the process of life (as we see it,) for the sake of adding the pleasures of activity to the 'sweet habitat of being". The delicate Calop- agon, the pure [white lilly?] look up at me with a smile of recognition, pleased with their success and say "I am here", I have got unto the world. I wanted to try your00404


Madison, [Wisc]

Date Original

[1867] Apr 6


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 11.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0996

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