More from amazing John Muir

Of the people of the States that I have now passed, I best like the Georgians.  They have charming manners, and their dwellings are mostly larger and better than those of adjacent States.  However costly or ornamental their homes or their manners, they do not, like those of the New Englander, appear as the fruits of intense painful sacrifice and training, but are entirely divested of artificial weights and measures, and seem to pervade and twine about their characters as spontaneous growths with the durability and charm of living nature.

In particular, Georgians, even the commonest, have a most charmingly cordial way of saying to strangers, as they proceed on their journey, “I wish you well, sir.”

 



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