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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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New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations: Adapted to Christian Teaching ...

1872 - 696 pages
...searching fire will try what we have striven to build. W. Morle.y Pumhon. 293. BUILDING, Instinctive. s from his part. Labor is life ! 'tis the still water faileth ; Idleness ever dcspaircth, sf.d sincerity ; Himself from God he could not free ; Пе builded batter than he knew ; The conscious...
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The Poets and Poetry of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1873 - 666 pages
...he could not free ; He huildcd better than he knew, The conscious stone to lieauty grew. Know'stthou what wove yon wood-bird's nest Of leaves, and feathers...outbuilt her shell, Painting with morn each annual cell j Or how the sacred pine tree adds To her old leaves new myriads ? Such and so grew these holy piles,...
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The Romance of the Harem

Anna Harriette Leonowens - 1873 - 277 pages
...not exaggerate in calling them sublime; they prove unmistakably that the architect, whoever he was, ""Wrought in a sad sincerity ; Himself from God he...than he knew : The conscious stone to beauty grew." This impression was deepened every time I visited them, and, though I knew every inch of the temples...
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Quiet Hours: A Collection of Poems

1874 - 182 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...conscious stone to beauty grew. Know'st thou what wove yon woodbird•s nest Of leaves, and feathers from her breast ? Or how the fish outbuilt her shell, Painting...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 pages
...Phidias brought. The Problem. Out from the heart of Nature rolled The burdens of the Bible old. ibid. The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...he knew ; — The conscious stone to beauty grew. Ibid. Earth proudly wears the Parthenon As the best gem upon her zone. ibid. Good-bye, proud world...
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Methodist Review, Volume 56

1874
...canticles of love and woe ; The hand that rounded Peler's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Home, Wrought in a sad sincerity ; Himself from God he could not free ; He builded belter than he knew ; The conscious slone to beauty grew. . . . The passive Master lent his hand To...
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Italy and France: An Editor's Holiday

Alexander Mackie - 1874 - 415 pages
...and set him over the works of Thy hands." St. Peter's was not the work of quadrumanous activity. " The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome," is not to be undeified and deprived of its birthright as made " in the image of God. " But this fact...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1875 - 352 pages
...Like the volcano's tongue of flame, !Tp from the burning con'. Mow, — 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 200 RALPH WALDO EMERSON. To her old leaves new myriads ? Such and so grew these holy...
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Little Classics: Poems, lyrical

Rossiter Johnson - 1875
...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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The Christian Ambassador, Volume 13

1875
...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...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...
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