Bade, William Frederic


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while, in the sight of the Creator, it does its part as truly as a Sequoia, an 21 Cap!tan or a South Borne* that a wealth of quotations and references in literature and 'in poetry we heard, only a small part of which can now be rememb©red» One day looking up at 11 tan or down from Glacier Point, wo asked how long it would take a rock to get down the 3?50 feet to the floor of the Valley. if© no doubt got an answer* although it is not no* remembered, but it led to my father ashing Mr. Muir if he remembered the passage in Milton's Paradise Lost which described the devil's fall when thrown by Angry Jove from the bettiemehts of Heaven. My father quoted the first part "From morn to noon he fell, from noon to dewey eve, a summer's day1*; sad then Mr* hulr added, "and with the setting sun dropped from the- Saaith .like a falling star** la were told that the words "a summer's day", was as great an example of emphasis-as existed in literature* Br* Edward Bobeson Taylor expressed his admiration for these men, whoa he knew, and their sterling emailties, by dedicating to thma the following Sonnet, entitled, '^gATUHS'S QAil Of "... Iff" wHature takes loving thought of all her own Sfith marvellous cunning and s&ffe watchful eye, So that her countless br om.% -Itlpiy, lor leave their mother desolate and lone. To the wild, fruits by cars of man unknown, That ripe where winter at his stormiest blows, She gives sore seeds and better than to those In cultured garden delicately grown. And so in him that on the rugge«3 breast I Of mountain finds his joy sad his repose, pho makes the pine his fellow, and with zest .' Treads the great glaciers and their kindred snows, I A strength is"planted, that in direst test Bares "ail. the devils of Dancer to oppose." *»$*,



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