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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 Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion - Page 122
edited by - 1841
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Orthodoxy: Its Truths and Errors

James Freeman Clarke - 1867 - 512 pages
...canticles of love nnd woe. The hand that rounded Pcter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Borne, Wrought in a sad sincerity. Himself from God he could not free; He bnilded bctter than he knew; The conscious stone to beauty grew." There is a truth in this — a profound...
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Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art ..., Volume 10

1868
...up in thanksgiving, is the child of enthusiasm and rapture. "Know.st thou what wove yon wood-bird.i nest Of leaves and feathers from her breast ? Or how...the fish outbuilt her shell, Painting , with morn, eaoh annual coll ? Or how the sacred pine-tree adds To her old leaves new myriads ? Such, and so grew...
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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Volume 3

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1869
...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...Painting with morn each annual cell ? Or how the sacred pine-tree adds To her old leaves new myriads ? Such and so grew these holy piles, Whilst love and terror...
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Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press, for Thirty Years: Progress of ...

Augustus Maverick - 1870 - 501 pages
...— " ' The hand that rounded Peter's domo, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, Wrought with a sad sincerity. Himself from God he could not free,...than he knew; The conscious stone to beauty grew."' After this, Mr. Raymond seldom appeared in public. Resisting every allurement again to turn aside from...
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Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press, for Thirty Years: Progress of ...

Augustus Maverick - 1870 - 501 pages
...— " ' The hand that rounded Peter's domo, And groined tho aisles of Christian Rome, Wrought with a sad sincerity. Himself from God he could not free, He builded better than he knew; Thu conscious stono to beanty grew.'" After this, Mr. Baymond seldom appeared in public. Resisting...
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Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press, for Thirty Years: Progress of ...

Augustus Maverick - 1870 - 501 pages
...myself), I will ciose therewith. I mean that beantiful passage in Emerson where he says : — " ' The band that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, Wrought with a sad sincerity. Himself from God ho could not free, He builded better than he knew; The conseious...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 44

Josiah Gilbert Holland, Richard Watson Gilder - 1892
...in some of the bewildering recent architecture. How rarely can we say of the architect and hii work, He builded better than he knew: The conscious stone to beauty grew. The artist and the builder are too seldom one. The poet just quoted, when on a trip to New Hampshire,...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 10; Volume 32

1886
...wondered if Emerson referred to any particular bird in these lines from " The Problem : " " Know'st tliou what wove yon wood-bird's nest Of leaves, and feathers from her breast ? " Chickadee. Golden-crowned Thrush. Probably not, but simply availed himself of the general belief...
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A Denominational Offering from the Literature of Universalism: In Twelve Parts

Norris C. Hodgdon - 1871 - 432 pages
...many times has the hyperbole of the poet had much truth in it where he says of the builder: — " ' He builded better than he knew; The conscious stone to beauty grew.' " This was true of the early Christians in reference to their religious faith and efforts. A favorite...
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Rambles Among Words: Their Poetry, History, and Wisdom

William Swinton - 1872 - 302 pages
...than human Will. For man cannot free himself from God. The spell of divinity is on him. " The Land that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles...better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grow 1" And so, through these Symbols glimmer hints of deeper meanings — sacred suspicions of divinity...
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