Wednesday when we donned our radiant academic robes and marched to the great hall where the degrees were conferred shining like crow-blackbirds. I was given perhaps the best seat on the platform and when my name was called I arose with a grand air, shook my massive academic plumes into finest fluting folds as became the occasion, stepped forward in awful majesty and stood rigid & solemn, like an ancient Sequoia while the orator poured praise on the honored wanderer's head, and in this heroic attitude I think I had better leave him.Here is what the orator said. Pass it on to Helen at Doggett.My love to all who love youFaithfully affectionatelyJohn Muir
[1911 Jun 26]
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