Geo[rge] Hansen


John Muir


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August 10th., 1905.Good Fathe, dear sisters, [illegible] today is but the continuation of out last , and of the same Faith as our thoughts from sunday night. If the weight of your affliction lets you raise your heads but for the moment to look on high , behold also, with us , the noble birds that told us their message from the Soul of the loving mother has has passed in that what is only of the changable and unreliable, the mortal body. Others there may be who break down under affliotion and in sight of death. To my perfeot-self is now given the comforter that that is no longer blinded by mortal vision. The very hand that reached for the morning's [illegible] it laid down on the table the book of books in which I had, that very moment, read the passagesThou Wilt-keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee [illegible] beacause he [illegible] in thee....... Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body they shall rise. Awake and sing, yee that dwell in dust:fov thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall oast out their let me repeat, then the birds message: Mrs Muir is well. If ever she did more than bruise a fruit or break a flower that she had no use for:we alone have wept suffiolent tears to wash her white garment free of those blemishes. And if all of the Sequoias should fall to the ground: would they therfore be dead? Never, not dead what I know to be dead. Whatever went forth as an expression of the all-Will of Love, it is become eternal, and verly, eternal is the loving mother that is yours,03411


Berkeley, Calif,

Date Original

1905-08-10 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0677

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