Melville B. Anderson
Menlo Park, 2 June, 1914My dear Maecenas:Your kind word is cheering, & would be more so but for the disquieting hint about your health. You are most kind to think still of going with me for a short sojourn in the wilderness. You would find me a poor camper & woodsman. I have generally cont[illegible]ed to have somebody with me to do the work.-I enclose for you a page I have comp[illegible]ed with infinite [illegible]ortions & variations. Its half scriptural, half [illegible]ic arcadian charm would appeal to you --- if I have communicated it.I am getting [illegible]. My doctor tells me to go take [fall timber?]. But I'm 05760trying to get a few more cantos in shape for publication; for I am in sight of the end (only four more to revise thoroughly - - others to retouch). But the end is like that arch which [resides?] forever & forever as we [move?]. First I see no way of rendering a given passage; afterward too many ways --- none good enough.I am thinking more & more of return to Italy this summer. There is a least peace.Affectionately Yours,Melville B. Anderson05760
Menlo Park, Calif.
1914 Jun 2
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.
Anderson, Melville B., "Letter from Melville B. Anderson to [John Muir], 1914 Jun 2." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6556.
Reel 22, Image 0359
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