John Muir


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89 Most of civilized cry morbidness lunacy upon all that [they cannot] will not [weigh] on Fairbanks [sealy] or measure [with] that seconds rod of English brass, but we to know that much that is [most] real will not [counterpass] cast iron or dent our human flesh. I will brood above the Merced mtns like a cloud untill all the ice rivers of this mighty system are [harmonious] fully restored each in its channel harmonious as a song. [Do you] say send us something [heavier] [then] thus lakes in [heaven] [ ] some ice bide a [ ] I am not idle you will hear some day around the SD not the crash of worlds but the crash of [ ] crevassings glaciers. I can take that kernel of this lake not [ripped page: Heaven knows that John Bap was not more eager to get all his fellow sinners into the Jordan than I to baptize all of mine in the beauty of Gods mountains.]

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