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" These temples grew as grows the grass; Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive Master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned; And the same power that reared the shrine Bestrode the tribes that knelt within. "
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 349
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volumes 70-71

...lines develop* our meaning: " These temples grew as grows the grasi Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned. And out of thought's interior sphere. These wonders rose to upper air; And Nature gladly gave them...
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance

1868
...lines derelope our meaning: " These temples grew as grows the grass; Art might obey, bat not surpass. The passive master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned. And out of thought's interior sphere, These wonders rose to upper air ; And Nature gladly gave them...
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The Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion, Volume 1

Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Ripley - 1841
...With Andes and with Ararat. These temples grew as grows the grass, Art might obey but not surpass. The passive Master lent his hand To the vast Soul that o'er him planned, And the same power that reared the shrine, Bestrode the tribes that knelt within. Ever the fiery Pentecost...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 4

1847
...To gaze upon the Pyramids. These temples grew as grows the grass, Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned." The poem " The Sphinx," too, for original statement of a hackneyed theme, and for the subtile art of the...
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Gems from the American Poets: With Brief Biographical Notices

1844 - 120 pages
...With Andes and with Ararat. These temples grew aa grows the grass, Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive Master lent his hand To the vast Soul that o'er him plann'd, And the same power that rear'd the shrine Bestrode the tribes that knelt within. Ever the...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 251 pages
...With Andes and with Ararat. These temples grew as grows the grass ; Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive Master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned; And the same power that reared the shrine, Bestrode the tribes that knelt within. Ever the fiery Pentecost...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 199 pages
...Andes and with Ararat. •v These temples grew as grows the grass, Art might obey but not surpass. The passive Master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned, And the same power that reared the shrine, Bestrode the tribes that knelt within. Even the fiery Pentecost...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...from God he could not free ; He builded better than he knew; — The conscious stone to beauty grew. " The passive Master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned ; And the same power that reared the shrine, Bestrode the tribes that knelt within. Ever the fiery...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 20

1852
...Himself from God he could not free ; He builded better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew. The passive Master lent his hand To the vast Soul that o'er him planned." The poet who gave us these lines speaks farther on in his poem of a great mind that rolled out wisdom for...
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Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1

Theodore Parker - 1852
...truth ; which built that heroic architecture, overmastering therewith the sense and soul of man : " The passive master lent his hand To the vast Soul that o'er him planned : And the same Power that reared the shrine, Bestrode the tribes that knelt therein." But the piety...
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