R[ichard] W[atson] Gilder


John Muir


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2Till she rocked on her toes!-When its warm food it takes it -Your word, Herr Professor,Of "instinct" no less aMystery makes it;And so, Dr. Baldwin,Whatever it's called inYour books,'t is as queer,As -lots of things here;-How the soft thing, with silk down,Had learned to bring milk downWithout any teaching,Example or preaching.-But the old cows so quick went To breeding, that such news, Calves being frequent,No longer is much news;If the cows keep enthused upWe 'll soon be to PhiAnd next summer will see All the Greek letters used up!- No this is not the news


New York

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Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 10, Image 1057

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