Updated April 16,
the Holy Week Wednesday before Good Friday,
THE LEONIDAS POLK MEMORIAL SOCIETY
Visitation & Prepared
Advanced Reunion & Unveiled Revelation 2003,
Convocation Hall, Sewanee
Sewanee First Chapter
The University of the South
Consecrated Sesqui-Centennial Sunday 2010,
Cornerstone Memorial, Louisiana Circle
OUR WORK IS UNFINISHED.
"When prophecy's binding force pushes forward
when who we always are receives warning from where we most should
then upward from time will arise destined witness of duty's
and guardian values will soon succeed and once again make things
-SIR ABDIEL, "Epiphanous
Healing," in The Resurgametica
Menu Under Construction:
His Holy Churches
Our Leading Founder
Most Sacred Cornerstone
Wartime Commands & Battles
Pine Mountain Monument
Sword Over the Gown
Endemic Errors & Anti-Polk Bias
Sewanee Community Heroes
Ordo Kalendar Domainidai
The Last Christian in Alabama
Prophetic Martyr's Inscribed Sesqui-Centennial
Sequential Consecration Dates 2014
Inception- April 10
Fulfillment- May 2
Command- May 15
Murder- June 14
Funeral- June 15
Inauguration- September 18
Victory- September 20
Conclusive- October 10
I here propound is true- therefore it cannot die- or if
by any means it be now trodden down so that it die, it will
again to the Life Everlasting.' "
-Edgar Allen Poe, in Preface to Eureka: A Prose
is my idea that the myth should be defined for the modern
unbeliever in terms of its psychic necessity- by a sort
of natural history of supernaturalism. This is a quite unorthodox
way to justify orthodoxy, but I imagine it is the only effective
means of persuasion that remains now."
Crowe Ransom, GOD WITHOUT THUNDER, 1930
thinking over subjects on which I might be qualified
speak, it occurred to me to look at Weaverville and
the Weaver community through a perspective of Chicago.
been condemned for the past six years to earn my living
in that most brutal of cities, a place where all
of urban and industrial society break forth in a kind
of evil flower. I sometimes think of the University
I am attached as a missionary outpost in darkest Chicago.
There we labor as we can to convert the heathen,
much reward of success. But of course we learn many
about what is happening to this country."
M. Weaver, "The Meaning of Name and Place," delivered
at the annual Weaver family reunion, Weaverville, North
Carolina, August 10, 1950
"The truth that
makes men free is for the most part the truth which men
prefer not to hear."
Agar, A TIME FOR GREATNESS, 1942
the study of history, far from making us wiser, and more
useful citizens, as well as better men, may be of no advantage
whatsoever; that it may serve to render us mere antiquaries
and scholars; or that it may help to make us forward coxcombs,
and prating pedants, I have already allowed. But this is
not the fault of history: and to convince us that it is
not, we need only contrast the true use of history with
the use that is made of it by such men as these. We ought
always to keep in mind, that history is philosophy teaching
by examples how to conduct ourselves in all the situations
of private and public life; that therefore we must apply
ourselves to it in a philosophical spirit and manner."
St. John, Lord Bolingbroke, "Letters on the Study and
Use of History," 1735
"Must I at length
the sword of justice draw?
Oh curst effects of necessary law!
How ill my fear they by my mercy scan,
Beware the fury of a patient man."
Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel," 1681
"For there are three that bear record in Heaven: the
Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are
there are three that bear witness in Earth: the Spirit,
and the Water, and the Blood: and these three agree in One."
-First John 5:7-8, King James Version
"the tendency of things"
"The exaggeration which this rhetorician employs is
not caricature but prophecy; and it would be a fair formulation
to say that true rhetoric is concerned with the potency
of things. The literalist, like the anti-poet described
earlier, is troubled by its failure to conform to a present
reality. What he fails to appreciate is that potentiality
is a mode of existence, and that all prophecy is about the
tendency of things."
-Richard M. Weaver, "The Phaedrus and
the Nature of Rhetoric," in THE ETHICS OF RHETORIC,
"The ugliness of this present age urges upon us the
beauty of our past."
"For I know
the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD,
and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then
shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto
will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find
me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
-Jeremiah 29:11-13, King James Version
· CRSVC · URNVC
"Abide with Me upon this sturdy Rock of Ages, all
ye final Christian Soldiers."
"Ode to the Hymnal," in THE LAST CHRISTIAN
IN ALABAMA, draft manuscript
O PROCUL ESTE
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Sacred Virtue · Moral Beauty · Arisen Vanguard
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Sewanee's Fons et Origio:
Bishop · Educator · General
Religion for the Old-Time Religious
Isle of Iona (563 A.D.)
Jamestowne Settlement (1607 A.D.)
Maury County (1833 A.D.)
for the Once-Redeemed Educable
English Universities of Oxford (1096 A.D.)
Cambridge (1209 A.D.)
State Universities in North Carolina (1789
Virginia (1819 A.D.)
Military Academies at West Point (1802 A.D.)
Charleston (1842 A.D.)
Ongoing Warfare for
the Still-Willing Warriors
Salamis (480 B.C.), Covadonga (722 A.D.)
Malta (1565 A.D.)
Concord (1775 A.D.), Saratoga (1777 A.D.)
Cowpens (1781 A.D.)
Chickamauga (1863 A.D.), Okolona (1864 A.D.)
Hamburg (1876 A.D.)
Timeline of Decisive Community Engagement
eventual freedom from outsiders.
St. Columba departs Ireland &
founds abbey centre for Celtic Christianity
on Scottish Isle of Iona.
Don Pelayo, first Christian king
of the Austurias, defeats invading
Muslims at Covadogna &
inaugurates Reconquista for Christian
Earliest recorded teaching in Oxford,
England, leads to Magister Scolarum
Oxonie in 1201 &
Universitas in 1231.
Scholars settle in Cambridge, England;
gain a Chancellor in 1226
Chartered by King James I, Captain
Christopher Newport leads Anglican
Englishmen in exploring James River
establishing Jamestowne Settlement
in Virginia; Captain John Smith
later serves as Council President.
Colonial Militia &
Minute Men win first victory in
War for Local Independence from
Outside Rule with rout of British
troops at North Bridge on Concord
Americans commanded by Major General
Horatio Gates stop advancing British
troops at Saratoga &
force surrender of General John
Burgoyne; turns war in favor of
ultimate American victory.
American forces defending South
Carolina under command of General
Daniel Morgan defeat & rout
Tarleton's British troops at
Cowpens; turns the war in the South
William R. Davie introduces bill
to charter state university in North
Carolina; Col. William Polk, father
of Leonidas Polk, is Trustee by
President of Board of Trustees 1802-1805;
first students arrive in 1795; Leonidas
Polk attends 1821-1823.
in 1778 &
headquartering there in 1799, President
Thomas Jefferson establishes United
States Military Academy in 1802;
Colonel Sylvanus Thayer superintends
1817-1833; Cadet Leonidas Polk attends
for More General Diffusion of Knowledge"
to Virginia General Assembly in
1799; first meeting of University
in 1819 &
first students arrive by 1825.
Episcopal Church in Columbia; builds
Ashwood Hall; later erects St. John's
in 1822 & South
Carolina's "Act to
Establish a Competent Force to Act
as a Municipal Guard for the Protection
of the City of Charleston and its
P. Richardson & State
on Star of the West in 1861.
Operating under Bishop-General Leonidas
Polk, Major-General Nathan Bedford
Forrest defeats & routs Federal Major-General
Sooy Smith at Okolona; demolishes
strategy & saves Demopolis,
Selma & all
of vandals' trespassing
Augusta & St.
Church & desecrate
in Redshirts' electing
redeeming South Carolina from illegal
William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 146" :
soul, the center of my sinful earth,
Lord of these rebel powers that thee array,
Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,
Painting thy outward walls so costly gay?
Why so large cost, having so short a lease,
Dost thou upon thy fading mansion spend?
Shall worms, inheritors of this excess,
Eat up thy charge? Is this thy body's end?
Then, soul, live thou upon thy servant's loss,
And let that pine to aggravate thy store;
Buy terms divine in selling hours of dross;
Within be fed, without be rich no more.
So shalt thou feed on death, that feeds on men,
And death once dead, there's no more dying then.
WeRVV · WeRCL · WeRST
Awake · Aware · Alert
reveals Being, because Being is prior to Action. We know
our Nature in all we do. Do more, know more. He died
Arms- for a Reason."
be sought in that prime source"
"Language, as I conceive it, is a
social and cultural creation functioning somehow within
the psychic constitution of those who use it. The scope
of the reference of words is accordingly determined by
forces within the psychic constitution and not outside
it. The question of stability in language cannot
be considered apart from the psychic stability of a cultural
group. And by the same inference the reason for changes
in language, whether of the kind we approve or disapprove,
will have to be sought in that prime source. All this
may seem to border on a mystical account of what, after
all, is an empirical fact, subject in several of its aspects
to direct observation. Yet the problem of meaning
remains elusive after observations of this kind have
-Richard M. Weaver, "Relativism
and the Use of Language,"
in Helmut Schoeck and James W. Wiggins's RELATIVISM
AND THE STUDY OF MAN, 1961
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