John Muir


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Notes from An African Farm Olive Schreiner

“Dear old man to such as you time brings no age. You die with the purity & innocence of childhood”

Never a great man who had not a great mother”

As intellect grows love strikes deeper

Stars looking down in glory

Oh little hand! Oh little voice! Oh little farm!

Around God’s throne there may be choirs & companies of Angels, cherubim & seraphim rising tier above tier but for one of them all does the soul cry aloud, only perhaps for a little human woman full of sin that it once loved”

Notes from Game Trails [Roosevelt]

The climate is delightful & healthy. A white man’s country (British E [east] Africa) No danger to health greater than going to the Riviera”

The best timber is got from the tall Mahogo tree, a kind of sandalwood. Often killed by the wild fig which begins as a parasite vine & ends as one of the largest most stately & shady.

Death by violence, cold starvation are the normal endings of the stately & beautiful creatures of the wilderness” Life is hard & cruel for all the lower creatures & for man also in what sentimentalists call a state of Nature.

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