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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. "
An Emerson Calendar - Page 114
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 117 pages
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volumes 70-71

...aptly would Emerson's exquisite lines develop* our meaning: " These temples grew as grows the grasi Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive master...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 place....
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance

1868
...exquisite 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 place,...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 4

1847
...Parthenon, As the best gem upon her zone ; And morning opes with haste her lids, To gaze upon the Pyramids. These temples grew as grows the grass, Art might obey,...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...
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Gems from the American Poets: With Brief Biographical Notices

1844 - 120 pages
...them into her race, And granted them an equal date With Andes and with Ararat. These temples grew aa grows the grass, Art might obey, but not surpass....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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Brownson's quarterly review

1845
...Temples grew as grams the gran. Art might obey, but not surpass. The pastille Master lent hit hand To tie vast Soul that o'er him planned, And the same power...quires, And through the priest the mind inspires.'' Dial, Vol. 1., No. 1., pp. 122, 123. There is no mistaking the doctrine here set forth. It is the identity...
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Brownson's Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Orestes Augustus Brownson - 1845
...And granted them an equal date With Andes and with Ararat. " These Temples grew as grows the grats. Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive Master lent his hand To the voM Soul that o'er him planned, And the same power that reared the shrine Bestrode the tribes that...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 251 pages
...them place, Adopted them into her race, And granted them an equal date With Andes and with Ararat. These temples grew as grows the grass ; Art might...countless host, Trances the heart through chanting choirs, And through the priest the mind inspires. The word unto the prophet spoken Was writ on tables...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 199 pages
...place, Adopted them into her race, And granted them an equal date With Andes and with Ararat. •v These temples grew as grows the grass, Art might obey...the shrine, Bestrode the tribes that knelt within. Even the fiery Pentecost Girds with one flame the Countless host, Trances the heart through chanting...
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Southern Quarterly Review, Volume 11

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1847
...equally "holy piles"--all the work of the power above us. "These temples grew as grows the grass j Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive master lent his hand, To the vast soul thai o'er him planned \ And the same power that reared thestirine, Bestrode the tnbes that knelt within."...
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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...countless host, Trances the heart through chanting choirs, And through the priest the mind inspires." Poems, pp. 17 — 18, 19. If we put Emerson's conclusions...
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