John Muir


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Sketch: Solid but [seams] as in ab [above] undeveloped

¼ m [mile] above mouth of gorge [strial] on [ ] [horizontal] plates 10 ft [feet] ab [above] [had/bed] [steam] & 20 [ ]sides clear sea [waving] places not the [likes] of mysterious [abyss] never [felt] light more lovely [never] [sung] water more [sweetly] than in these fair mtn [mountain] gardens never nowhere creative [as] [love] more [unveiled] to human percep [perception]

Sktech: A like cath [cathedral] rock; A; Dome


When Yosem [Yosemite] opened [in] light never afterwards touched in centre [center], Here avalanche flood torrents earthquake [Yet] plants to seed fall of delicate life, no chaos no desolation [streas] of gls [glaciers] enormous giving rise to scalp & are of grand kind, gentle word of God song of perfect note swelling higher perfection year by year, by means of [ ] [storms] wh [which] in our ignorance we call fierce & destructive. Primula & Bryanthus [ ] floating in [fairy] lightness

Here gls [glaciers] from Hoff [Hoffman] & Lyell began to meet, & [between] these Clouds Rest was [ ] to [crash/crest], & SD [South Dome] split golden nod

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