Martinez, Feb. 22, 1910—Dear Mrs Hooker:How high-lifting far spreading the piece of universe literature you sent me the other day! The author must have been on far more familiar terms with the universe than poor Margaret Fuller. His "Sir" how far it takes us! What a Sir!- all the hard hearted stars & their people, transcending the old poet prophets with their comparatively moderate & meek "Hear Ye Mountains" ."Hear O ye Kings, give ear O ye Princes.""Hear this, all ye people, give ear all ye inhabitants of the world""Hear O heavens, give ear O earth".I must send this precious Sir Universe speech to Mr Hale through one I fear & perhaps the busy astronomer will rank it with the Beatitudes and pronounce it Rot.We has a funny Hetch Hetchy meeting last Friday night at the Merchants Exchange Building. But first we had dinner at the[in margin: [illegible]]
1910 Feb 22
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