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e and much deeper than the swirling progress of his adopted section.
The lines well up from a sympathy that interprets and enshrines.
They flow with a haunting melody worthy of the magician in metre whom they celebrate.
Less sectional, more completely national in spirit, was Robert Burns Wilson (1850-1916). He was endowed with a double gift—the gifts of painting and poetry, each of them genuine.
It must be conceded that he did not have to break the shackles of sectionalism.
Born in Pennsylvania and moving early to Virginia, he looked back, not on memories of conflict, but on scenes of quiet peace.
He early studied art. At barely twenty he received further impetus while on a canoe trip with John W. Alexander.
Much of his later success may be attributed to Alexander's influence and assistance.
In painting he sought to catch the passing and elusive things in nature, which do not sit for their pictures.
It is just the mood and feeling of these evanescent aspects of nature which