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of their children."
-The Right Reverend Leonidas
Polk, Bishop of Louisiana, "The New Orleans Letter," July
THE LEONIDAS POLK MEMORIAL SOCIETY
Commenced Introduction 1999,
Pine Mountain Obelisk Monument, Kennesaw
Originated Visitation & Prepared Annunciation
Drayton Hall Plantation, Charleston
Advanced Reunion & Unveiled Revelation 2003,
Historic Convocation Hall, Sewanee
Established Bi-Centennial 2006,
Gravestone Altar, Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral Shrine,
Founded Sewanee First Chapter 2006-2008,
The University of the South
Consecrated Chapter Sesqui-Centennial Sunday 2010,
Cornerstone Memorial Preserve,
Sesqui-Centennial Saturday 2014,
Monument Sanctum Altar, Pine Mountain Salient
OUR WORK IS UNFINISHED.
"When prophecy's binding
force pushes forward matured directive,
when who we always are receives warning from where we most should be,
then upward from time will arise destined witness of duty's blessing,
and guardian values will soon succeed and once
again make things right."
-SIR ABDIEL, "Epiphanous
Healing," in The Resurgametica
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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 'rise 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 to
speak, it occurred to me to look
at Weaverville and the Weaver community through
been condemned for the past six
years to earn my living in that most brutal of
of urban and industrial society
in a kind of evil flower. I sometimes
think of the
University to which
I am attached as a missionary outpost
in darkest Chicago.
There we labor as we can to
convert the heathen, without
much reward of success. But of
course we learn many
about what is happening to
M. Weaver, "The Meaning of Name and Place," delivered
at the annual Weaver family reunion,
Weaverville, North Carolina, August
"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
I at length he 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."
and Achitophel," 1681
"For there are three that bear record in
Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three
And there are three that
bear witness in Earth: the Spirit, and the Water, and the Blood:
and these three agree in One."
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, 1953
"The ugliness of this present age urges upon us the beauty of
"For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and
not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon
me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I 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
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"Abide with Me upon this sturdy Rock of Ages, all ye final
to the Hymnal," in THE LAST CHRISTIAN IN ALABAMA,
O PROCUL ESTE PROFANI.
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Religion for the Old-Time Religious
Isle of Iona (563 A.D.)
Jamestowne Settlement (1607 A.D.)
Maury County (1833 A.D.)
Historic Education for the
English Universities of Oxford (1096 A.D.) &
Cambridge (1209 A.D.)
State Universities in North Carolina (1789 A.D.)
Virginia (1819 A.D.)
Military Academies at West Point (1802 A.D.) &
Charleston (1842 A.D.)
Ongoing Warfare for the Still-Willing
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
Following Spartan King Leonidas's strong stand
with his 300 at Thermopylae, Themistocles defeats
invading Persian naval forces at Salamis; victory
leads to final Greek success at Plataea &
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 Spain.
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 &
King Henry III's protection in 1231.
Jean de Valette leads Christian Knights in withstanding
Muslim Turks' horrific Siege of Malta.
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 River.
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 Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton's
British troops at Cowpens; turns the war in the
South toward Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown.
William R. Davie introduces bill to charter state
university in North Carolina; Col. William Polk,
father of Leonidas Polk, is Trustee by 1790 &
President of Board of Trustees 1802-1805; first
students arrive in 1795; Leonidas Polk attends
Subsequent General George Washington's selecting
Thaddeus Kosciuszko to design fortifications at
West Point 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 1823-1827.
Mr. Jefferson introduces "Bill for More General
Diffusion of Knowledge" to Virginia General
Assembly in 1799; first meeting of University
of Virginia's Board of Visitors in 1819 &
first students arrive by 1825.
Rev. Leonidas Polk arrives in Maury County, Tennessee;
resides at Hamilton Place; rector of St. Paul's
Episcopal Church in Columbia; builds Ashwood Hall;
later erects St. John's Episcopal Church in
Subsequent Denmark Vesey's murderous conspiracy
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 Vicinity," Governor
John P. Richardson &
State Legislature convert Charleston's militia
Citadel into military academy in 1842; patriotic
cadets fire on Star of the West in 1861.
Bishop-General Leonidas Polk commands Confederate
right wing to victory over invading Federals at
Chickamauga; Brigadier-General Nathan Bedford
Forrest's cavalry defends right flank; Georgia
is once again made free.
Operating under Bishop-General Leonidas Polk,
Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats &
routs Federal Major-General Sooy Smith at
Okolona; demolishes Sherman's eastward strategy &
saves Demopolis, Selma &
all Middle Alabama from extremist attack.
Georgia patriots assist proud South Carolinians
in quelling violent Hamburg rioters; contain threat
of vandals' trespassing across railroad bridge
to burn Augusta &
St. Paul's Episcopal Church &
desecrate grave of Bishop-General Leonidas Polk;
successful Southern tactics at Hamburg usher in
Redshirts' electing Wade Hampton &
redeeming South Carolina from illegal & corrupt
outside Carpetbagger Rule.
Si vis pacem, para bellum
William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 146":
Poor soul, the center of my
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 in 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 been made."
-Richard M. Weaver, "Relativism and the Use
in Helmut Schoeck and James W. Wiggins's RELATIVISM AND
THE STUDY OF MAN, 1961
on Jun 30, 2014
Angela D. Tooley as Lucinda Hardage
Location: Hardage House site, Burnt Hickory Road, Marietta, GA
(Polk's Final Headquarters)
Date: June 14, 2014- 150th Anniversary of the Death of Lieutenant
General Leonidas Polk
June 29, 2014:
Sesqui-Centennial of Leonidas Polk's First Burial,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Augusta, Georgia,
We also remember today The Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk,
was held at St. Pau[l]'s Church 150 years ago today.
"The Spirit of the Southland,"
in Barnesville News Gazette, Thursday,
Unveils a Picture Of Morn
Yet sweeps the lingering mists away!
By Mrs. Loula Kendall Rogers, Poet Laureate,
Georgia Division U.D.C.
Read during the 32nd Convention of Daughters of the
Confederacy at Statesboro, Georgia, on October 27th, 1926.
'Tis Morn, radiant Morn! Upon each hill
There gleams a tint of gold, and in the vale afar
Is heard the merry call of one who keeps
Each wandering lamb from straying o'er the bar.
The ploughman sings a cheer to new born day
And maids light-hearted roam o'er snowy field
Or who at eve should bring the finest yield?
Peace, lovely Peace, rests upon the Plantation Home!
From teeming orchard to the garden gate,
The sun-lit heights of Georgia's old red hills
Bespeak the calm that dwells upon each State.
King Cotton proudly smiles upon his royal seat,
As autumn fruits their countless joys displayed;
And golden grain breathes life and health complete,
For Heaven's touch on every scene is laid!
The Light of Holy Love beams o'er the peaceful hearth, for
There was no Bandit then! No evil soul to roam,
The Master, Mistress, and loved old Mammy knelt,
To thank the Heavenly Father for their blessed Christian Home,
Our own dear land! Our hallowed Southern Home!
Was there ever on Earth a land surpassing thee?
Where friends dependant (not slaves) who with their lates [sic] breath
Despite all war, could true and faithful be?
And was there ever a Christmas Time so glad?
With Banjo, Violin, Dance and Joy that filled
The heart with happiness pure and unrestrained
In knowing those whose wealth they help to build?
But list! Far down yon vale the thundering guns of war
Break up the placid flow of Atlantic wave,
And wildly rush o'er loving peaceful homes
TO cast their blooming roses in the grave!
'Tis Night! Cheerless Night! No star illumes the way.
Our statesmen wise on terms of peace were sent
But not received. Far different views prevailed -
Against all Sovereign Rights coercion was intent!
Then the Spirit of 1776 reawakened o'er the hills
And steel alike met steel with American valor anew,
Till "The Stars and Bars" at Manassas brought forth a hopeful light,
And proved to all, the bravery of King's Mountain still is true!
Through strife was long avoided, yet our homes in ashes laid
Brought in the mystic ruins words emblazed upon the air
Soul cheering to the spirit with a light that cannot fade,
This slogan of the Daughters - Live, Love, Think, Pray, Dare!
The Holy Spirit guided, and compensation came
When Davis, Lee, and Stonewall add Righteousness to Fame,
And with Heaven's light inspired still onward marched the Gray
Though their number lessened daily mid the war clouds on the way.
'Twas the Faith of our Fathers, which gave courage to the true,
And it led by Holy Spirit all of our Southern Soldiers through
Not a hero of the Southland under General Lee's command
Would rob one of their property, or flash the fire brand!
Then Hail, all Hail, with loving cheer, the memory tonight
Of all who served their country in Justice and in Right,
And may Daughters of Confederacy the gates of love unbar
And lead the Blue and Gray as friends to Heaven's Crowning Star!
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