[Loulu Perry] Osborn
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
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Loulu Perry] Osborn, 1913 Dec ?." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4199.
Reel 21, Image 1114
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