John Muir


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as if it were telling the motion of its grand old mountain basin [since] first it began to [be] blooms like a [ ] in [ ] form & chants a [ ] song. no light joyous glee but [serious sublime] [braced] & [ ] pitched [ashore] with a glad god speed & fresh as a [saint] as if every wave were a [ ] [creature] [ ] [rejoicing] in the brightness of the day the water as blue & crisp & [from] it [seemed] [capable] of having cut into [singular] sections like ice [ ] [ ] [ ] [snowy in spring summits] of the Oquirrh [slippery] [smooth] [ ] [ ] [beneath] the lake [spruce] & [pine] *fir & I said [Now] I shall have another baptism [I shall have] dip my soul in the high sky I shall go up thro the pine firs among the [wind] [ ] on the mtns [From] to the south a line [ ] but like a rainbow one end in the [ ] the other in the snow I [traced] it [carefully] [ ] it [notchy] & [teeth] & [ ] it [ ] the forest & [said] [this] shall be my [way] my highway to the [heights] leading to a [ ]

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.

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