Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[Loulu Perry] Osborn

Transcription

(December 1913)

Dear Mrs Osborn; here I think are the verses you wish me to write out and which I often quoted at blessed Castle Rock.
"Life is too short to waste
In critic peep or cynic bark,
Quarrel or reprimand:
Twill soon be dark;
Up! Mind thine own aim, and
God speed the mark!"

From Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem entitled "To J. W." The first line is "Set not thy foot on qraves"-

Ever affectionately yours

John Muir

California.
December
1913-

05620

Location

[Martinez] Calif.

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir21_1114-trans.tif

File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1114

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

1 page

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