Unconquerable in Spirit and Soul

August 9, 1960 Dear Dr. Scott: Respecting your August 1 inquiry calling attention to my often expressed admiration for General Robert E. Lee, I would say, first, that we need to understand that at the time of the War between the States the issue of secession had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. Men […]

Never a Desponding Word

I am now about to leave the Southern States, after traveling quite alone throughout their entire length and breadth, including Texas and the trans-Mississippi country, for nearly three months and a half, during which time I have been thrown amongst all classes of the population–the highest and lowest, and the most lawless. Although many were […]

Eject Vice and Follow Treuth Alway

Sen throw vertew incressis dignitie, And vertew is flour and rute of noblesse ay, Of ony wit or quhat estait thow be, His steppis follow and dreid for none effray: Eject vice and follow treuth alway: Lufe maist thy God that first thy lufe began, And for ilk inche he will the quyte ane span. […]

Both Sides the Tweed

What’s the spring breathing jasmine and rose? What’s the summer with all its gay train? Or the splendour of autumn to those Who’ve bartered their freedom for gain? Let the love of our land’s sacred rights To the love of our people succeed; Let friendship and honour unite And flourish on both sides the Tweed. […]

Flee from Cruel Lands

The reason why I entered into a religious order is this: first, the great misery of the world, the wickedness of men, the rapes, the adulteries, the thefts, the pride, the idolatry, the vile curses, for the world has come to such a state that one can no longer find anyone who does good; so […]