R[ichard] W[atson] Gilder


John Muir


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And loyal acclaim,-His ancestry, name, The work he was doing, The place whence he came, And the journey pursuing."This giant of eld.See his path," said John Muir,-"Here it held North-west to south-east Slow and sure Like a king at a feast Eating down through the list: Inch by inch, crunch by crunch; Long Mountain was his lunch, Of this valley - one gobble,-Then he dined upon Cobble! This big boulder, he bore it; Through eons uncounted That range there he mounted, He tore it.Rock-grinding; strata bending; Always pausing;never ending; 0 what a grand rumpus! Now, down on your knees," Said Muir, "and you please,05086


New York

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Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 10, Image 1061

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