On bended knee before the W, from Blasts from The Ram's Horn
, 1902. This might be why:
"W is the only letter of the alphabet formed from two letters, U and U, two equals. It is both a co-equal, and a concordant one. In union they are the U U, the two in one, the single one" (Sir Francis Bacon's Own Story
by John Elisha Roe, 1918).