All of the glorious mountains & mountain= -ets that adorn the flanks of the Sierra were formed like geade crystals in the dark, & lay waiting the fulness of time, to be brought to light by the ice-sheet of the glacial period cordially yrs John Muir
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Irene Hardy], ." (1874). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 303.
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