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good work on the conifers, where he really did very well. The trouble with Lemmon was a striving after the insubstantial: an inordinate lust to be called Professor Lemmon; a filling up of his book with Latin words which meant nothing much and nothing at all for his particular audience--Latin words of classification and so forth; an avoidance of simplicity; a hungering for an honorary bachelor's degree, or master's or doctor's, from the University,--All this showed to the real observer of human nature, who was not swamped by Lemmons enthusiasm and kindliness, that he had not the power to strive single-mindedly for
the real things; but as I say for insubstantial ones. Fancy John Muir, the sturdy rugged Scotchman, contemporary of Lemmon, desiring to be called Professor! The thought makes one laugh. Yet he came to California poorer than Lemmon. But there were a certain few things Muir believed in terribly or rather I should say with all the deep ardor, or one almost say fierceness of his temperament, that is in a very _deep_, but not tempestuous way.

It is very interesting to note Muir's wealth on his death. He left _184,000.00 in cash in savings banks and a total estate of about one-fourth million dollars. To be sure he married a well-to-do widow,
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