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Richard Talbot <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 30 Jun 2008 18:55:02 -0500
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MT as naturalist? I could not help but to commit the following to
memory......The Sandwich Islands....

"For me its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the
sun; the pulsing of its surf is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags,
its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote
summits floating like islands above the cloud-rack; I can feel the spirit of
its woody solitudes, I hear the plashing of the brooks; in my nostrils still
lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago."
 Mark Twain, a Biography

Richard Talbot
in Minnesota