[eve] [puple] [ ] cld [ ] mingled with Florida Keys of rills all one grand harmony ever changing ever perfect. [ ] through the ages. “The mtn’s holier vision bring them e’er in vales arise. As brightest sunshine bathes the [ ] that’s nearest to the skies” Not so. Visions of holiness are pure & abundant in vales as on mtns, only the holiness is of a less conspicuous palpable kind. The holy sublimities of the mountains shoot themselves into the dullest [carcase] through all the painted mail of miseducation & mispropriety but those of the vales—the
circa July 1874
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist