My thanks, friends of the County Scientific Association,
For this modest boulder,
And its little tablet of bronze. Twice I tried to join your honored body,
And was rejected,
And when my little brochure
On the intelligence of plants Began to attract attention
You almost voted me in. After that I grew beyond the need of you
And your recognition.
Yet I do not reject your memorial stone, Seeing that I should, in so doing, Deprive you of honor to yourselves.
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