John Muir


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A force may be represented by a line or weight.

A uniform motion is produced by a constant force in a changing medium or by inconstant force. Force in a medium equally dense throughout or in almost any [way]. The motion produced by the action of a constant force in a resisting [medium] is first an [accelerated] then a uniform motion. In a nonresisting medium it is always accelerated.

Gravity may be regarded as a constant force because its action for all ordinary hights [heights] is nearly the [same].

That the velocity of a body produced by a constant force is as the time will be seen by remembering that all motion received is retained. At the end of the [seconed] [seconed] it will have twice the vel [velocity]- it had at end of 1st secd [second] because it retained (what it [re’cd] [in] 1st [secd].

In uniform motion the resistance is always equal to the force applied or to the resultant of several forces.

At the height of half a mile [2,007/4001] lbs [pounds] weigh [2000/4000], lbs [pounds]


[Out] above all to enter into the a part of this bodiless beamless [holy] ghost of light. To be a part of the dew & the fine crystals of snow

Every true [rainy] [morning] light as a [little] child yet [farming] part of that light so clearly a embodiment of light requires no chemical knowledge to [preserve/perceive] [this].

Now the silver of the moon now the gold of sun. The blessed rocks without a memory of ice.

The [savy/song] squirrel & ouzel are two most delightful [works] of God, & when the child that [doesn’t/closest] understand them, I don’t think sq [squirrel] long winded try his long laugh. He is bright & healthy as a mtn [mountain] sunbeam ray

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