Bade, William Frederic


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And bo*® in wonder at the shrine Where branching? fir and fragrant pine Form sylvan aisles and pierce the sky, And give us thoughts that sever die* As on your grave, our tribute dQ&pt k> humbly lay, we do sot weep; The guerdon of liamortal life Has coma to you from earthly strife* Great as a teacher true and sure. You planted thoughts which shall endure; And though you've gone unto that bourn, From which no travellers e'er return, Your monument shall stand for aye, The canyons vast and mountains gray; While we repeat in frequent praise And often tell in passing days, such you loved to walk and roam The mountains grand, where torrents foam, there peace parweL-iez the soul divine, As sunshine does the towering pine; That from your mind, refreshed so well, Your cares like leaves in autumn fell, That oft the trees of stately forts Had sheltered you in raginp storm; That you. had traced the glacier cold From cragland to the valley old, And felt the wildflowers wondrous spell Arid loved each, shrub and tree full well* With ail of these you had, most rare, A wondrous gift, beyond compare, Inspiring those with whom you walked And ail to whoa you wrote or talked fits love of nature, deep and true,. And understanding known to few, So that they breathe a purer air And find this world more bright, sore fair, Because you lived; you turned their eyes To peace and joy of hills and skies; IMie evermore, though earth be trod, You lead our mints to nature's God, Head at Berkeley Club s >tsmber 13th, 1934. —IS—



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January 1936

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