John Muir


[Mary Muir]


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[2]you & I Mary began to sing at the same time of life & our song was stimulated by the same causes & objects viz, a shade or, so of imagination and lakes, birds thunder clouds & rabbits Joanna began young, an seeing the hillside by the house covered with yellow solid[illegible]os she broke forth, "The flowers are very beaut- iful and very yellow too" etc Marg' Sarah & David began at the pairing season like thrushes and canary birds and ceased at the usual time Anna will likely whistle about the same time As for easy mind- ed Dan I believe if he were int[illegible]aled concerning the matter he would say with Robie Burns I rhyme for fun. Mother made poetry when first acquainted with father[3]and I think that father must have made verses too for he must have been musical when he made the fiddle and imaginative when he made carts & horses out of turnips The endBut now a short critique on All alone In 6th verse stanza is a g[illegible] error, You say "the stars sheds a [illegible] in the plural with irregular verb - In next stanza is the same error "[illegible] of thunder tells the same error occurs again in [illegible] last stan' The mists have enrobed or the frozen dew has enrobed. "The 'sunset" is a better piece but has a good many obscure and inelegant passages


Ind[ianapolis, Ind.]

Date Original

[1867] Apr 22

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Reel 01, Image 1030

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Page 2


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