John Muir


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45 Lake Ten alt S 650 45 [sketch: Lake Hoff cross section also restored] Eagle Beak & wall N of a good S [ ] of the mode of gl quarrying Also large blocks on Mt Wat easily traced to dome shoulder. Ice came over Clds Rest ridge from S near Dome 46 Grand N womb of Mt Clark gl In streams of ice of water of [minerals] of plants of animals the tendency is to unification we at once find ourselves among [eternities] infinitudes & scarce know wither to be happy in the [sublime] simplicity of radical [causes] & origins or whether to be sorry on losing the beautiful fragments wh we thought perfect & primary absolute units, but as we study & mingle with nature more, [all] the pain [of] caused by the melting of all beauties into one first God Beauty disappears because after their first baptismal submergence in fountain God they they go again washed & clean into

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Original journal dimensions: 13.5 x 12.5 cm.

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