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The life and character of Robert Edward Lee. An address delivered before A. P. Hill Camp Confederate Veterans, by ex-governor William Evelyn Cameron, at Petersburg, Va., January 19th, 1901. Such men have lived to teach this truth— And it is truth, I know- That other men may reach those heights Whereon all virtues grow. Comrades: Not unmindful of the magnitude of the task your partial judgment has assigned to me—diffident of my power to clothe your love and reverence for Robert Lee in adequate phrase—I have yet accepted your invitation as a command, to which neither inclination nor duty could remain irresponsive; and I throw myself upon your generous indulgence as in sober speech I try to portray to you The man he was who held a nation's heart in thrall. Robert E. Lee was born in the purple of an illustrious lineage, at a time when the recent death of the Cincinnatus of the West had flooded the name of Washington with a sunset's glory. He was reared upon the soil and a<