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" The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, Wrought in a sad sincerity: Himself from God he could not free; He builded better than he knew : The conscious stone to beauty grew. "
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 356
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - 1832 - 882 pages
...the volcano's tongue of flame, Up from the burning core below, — The canticles of love and woe ; The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, v IVrought in a sad sincerity; Himself from God he could not free; tie builded better than he knew;...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volumes 70-71

...an eqnal date With Andes and with Ararat, The hand that ronnded Peter's dome, And groined the isles of Christian Rome, Wrought in a sad sincerity ; Himself from God he conld not free ; He bnilded better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew." When we speak,...
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The Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion, Volume 1

Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Ripley - 1841
...Like the volcano's tongue of flame, Up from the burning core below, — The canticles of love and wo. The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...sad sincerity. Himself from God he could not free; He builded better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew. Know'st thou what wove yon wood-bird's...
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The New Englander

1864
...the volcano's tongue of flame, Up from the burning core below, — The canticles of love and woe ; The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, Wrought in sad sincerity; Himself from God ha could not free ; He buildi'd better than he knew ; — The conscious...
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany

1845
...best, perhaps, that might be found ; but they are the only ones we have at hand. The first is from " The Problem." " The hand that rounded Peter's dome,...sad sincerity. Himself from God he could not free ; He buildcd better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew. Know'st thou what wove yon woodbird's...
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Brownson's quarterly review

1845
...Like the volcano's tongue of flame, Up from the burning core below, — The canticles of love and woe. The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...sad sincerity. Himself from God he could not free ; He builded better than he knew. The conscious stone to beauty grew. " Know'sl thou what wove yon...
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Brownson's Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Orestes Augustus Brownson - 1845
...Like the volcano's tongue of flame, Up from the burning core below, — The canticles of love and woe. The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...sad sincerity. Himself from God he could not free ; He builded better than he knew. The conscious stone to beauty grew. " Know'st thou what wove yon...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 251 pages
...the volcano's tongue of flame, Up from the burning core below, — The canticles of love and woe ; The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...sad sincerity ; Himself from God he could not free; He builded better than he knew ; — The conscious stone to beauty grew. Know'st thou what wove yon...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 199 pages
...Like the volcano's tongue of flame, Up from the burning core below, The canticles of love and woe. The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Borne, Wrought in a sad sincerity, Himself from God he could not free ; He builded better than he knew,...
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The Church-- as it Was, as it Is, as it Ought to be: A Discourse Delivered ...

James Freeman Clarke - 1848 - 36 pages
...had noble Cathedrals, every stone of which was carved with reverence, and laid with religious awe. " The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...sad sincerity. Himself from God he could not free. He builded better than he knew ; The conscious stone to beauty grew." So that we repeat to-day, in...
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