Bade, William Frederic


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felt and talked of in the mountains, than his now famous lines, - "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings; Nature's peace will flow into you, as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy; while cares will drop off like Auttsan leaves." Ho po&Z ever more beautifully expressed the effect on Ksaa of trips to the mountains. I often heard ay father urge Isr* Muir to write and publish all his experiences and studies in the mountains* His reply invariably was, "I'll write more when I can no longer tramp in the mountains." This he eventually did, although he had written much as the years went by. His writings have ail h&en collected in 10 volumes, edited and published, together with his "Life and Letters" by Dr. Bade. It of the most complete, orderly and perfect tributes which one asm could pay to the memory of another. There should have been included in this collection the prayer of Dr. Bads' at Mr. Muir's funeral. It was a glorious expression of faith in the God of ilaturo and made a profound impression on every one present. My deep and lasting respect for the memos? of this great and good man, this devoted and sincere lover of the mountains and the outdoors, led me, some years ago, to write these verses in his memory: IN MEMORY OF Jpffig MUXB To those who love the streams and trees, The mountain air and fra. rar:t breeze, Who seek their rest in forest shade, What difference has your passir.p mats! From low lands to the mountains bound, You led us up to holy ground., A high priest true, with vleftoa shod* there those who walk raust worship Sod, -IS-



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January 1936

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MSS048 Va.10

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