[J. B. Mc Chesney ?]
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The flowers I used to watch & love are mostly dead, & all the open gardens are trodden into dust but in crazy nooks, & aloft in the high fenced conservatories a thousand of the fairest & dearest still swell safely. Pat, Pat, Shuffle Shuffle, Crunch Crunch, I hear you all on the sidewalks & sand beds, plodding away, hoping in righteousness & heaven, & saying your prayers as best you can, Above the sand, beneath the fog & fenced by the lake & the marshes Heaven help you all & give you ice & granite
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 15.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to [J. B. Mc Chesney ?], [ca. 1875]." (1875). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 330.
Reel 03, Image 0359
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