|...since we have perched away up here on top
of the hill near heaven I have the feeling of being a sort of scrub angel
& am more moved to help shove the clouds around, & get the stars
on deck promptly, & keep all things trim & ship-shape in the firmament
than to bother myself with the humble insect-interests & occupations
of the distant earth.
- letter to Charles E. Perkins, May 8, 1874
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