James D[avie] Butler


John Muir


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You often lead me to quote Shakespeare.p. 54 A true devoted pilgrim is not weary to measure kingdoms with his feeble steps.p. 123Upon old Hiems thin [chin] and icy crown an odorous chaplet of sweet-summer buds is as in mockery set.p. 70We see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent weary of solid firmness, melt itself into the sea! and other times to see, etc.p 103. The baby-figure of a giant-mass of thing to come at large, which in their seeds and weak beginnings lie intreasured.The the ousel cock so black of hue with orange-tawny bill. On the whole, your Genesis and Exodus is one of the best proofs that truth is stranger than fiction.I am the more glad you laugh with me in phases--because only laugh at them.I hope to send you a curious research upon early shipping on Lake Superior. My boys are toiling hard there. My eyes allow me to read or write all waking hours.New Years I rang at 51 doors--entered more than 40.--was welcomed everywhereThe girls and I are a trio who remain Regardfully yours.James D. Butler.


Madison [Wisc]

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