John Muir


Emily [O. Pelton]


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4.How blest indeed: Their lot who may [illegible] [illegible] view form day to day with sight scarce dimmed by carnel sense These tokens of [illegible]. While friends all worn with ghastly war [be?] lost in friendless climes afar March 1st 1864Emily - The rest of this days ramble closes with our Woodsman adventure which I have not time to write now I have not time either to write off a copy of what I have already written you Some day when you are not very busy I wish you would draw off a copy for me. Correcting it at the same time I am to take the cars in about half an hour. I really do not know where I shall "halt" I feel like Miltons Adam and Eve. "The wild was all before them where to choose their place of rest" Write to Midland soon. I have already bidden all my friends goodbye I feel lonely again [illegible] [Goodbye Emily]16 1.Noon rest; Evening etc -Unt[illegible]lled now with eating toil They gather free their flow'g [illegible] Now wandering lost in verdure rank O'er broken slope and shelving bank Now wandering heedless on their way Like winding streamlet in the hay 'Till laden quite like active bees They seek a soothing place of ease Perhaps they find a hillside brook And trace it to the mossy nook Where first its cooling waters spring And grateful birds delight to sing The sun in strength and glory [moves?] Glows fiery on the mountains brow Dark shadows on the prairies fall And hazy radiance over all But sheltered from the blazing sky Their grateful task they joyful [illegible]


Fountain Lake [Wisc.]

Date Original

[18]64 Feb 27-Mar 1

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Reel 01, Image 0660

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Page 15


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