The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, And, a Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (Classic Reprint)

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Longest is the life that contains the largest amount of time-effacing enjoyment of work that is a steady delight. Such a life may really comprise? an eternity upon eart These words of John Muir I noted down after one of our last conversations. To few men was it given to realize so completely the element of eternity of time-effacing enjoyment in work as it was to John Muir. The secret of it all was in his soul, the soul of a child, of a poet, and of a strong man, all blended into one. Only such a one would have mounted the top of a pine tree in a gale-swept forest in order to enjoy the better the passionate music of the storm, and then tell how we all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, he wrote, that trees are travelers in the ordinary sense. They make many journeys, not exten sive ones it is true; but our own little journeys, away and back again, are only little more than tree-wavings many of them not so much.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - John Muir


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780266199311

Dimensions -

Page Count - 494


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781331043539

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm

Page Count - 496

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