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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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pages
...Phidias brought. The Problem. Out from the heart of Nature rolled The burdens of the Bible old. Jbid. The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...he knew ; — The conscious stone to beauty grew. fb:d. Earth proudly wears the Parthenon As the best gem upon her zone. ft:.!. Good-bye, proud world...
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Orthodoxy: Its Truths and Errors

James Freeman Clarke - 1875 - 512 pages
...flame, Up from the burning: cone below, Thu canticles of love and woe. The band that rounded I'etcr's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome* Wrought...than he knew ; The conscious stone to beauty grew." There is a truth in this — a profound truth. The Bible is not an exceptional book iu this, that it...
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Little Classics, Volume 14

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 aisles of Christian Rome, VOL. XIV. 6 Wrought in a sad sincerity ; Himself from God he could not free ; He builded better than...
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Discourses on Architecture, Volume 1

Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc - 1875 - 517 pages
...master-workman had his day. He developed his primitive forms directly and honestly from practical necessity; " He builded better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew." His successors, unembarrassed by knowledge of other styles, avoided his obvious errors, profited by...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1877 - 934 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...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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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1876 - 352 pages
...Like the voleano's tongue of flame, Up from the bnrning com below, — The canticles of love and woe. The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...how the fish outbuilt her shell, Painting with morn ench anunal cell; O! how the sacred pine-tree adds 200 RALPH WALDO EMERSON. To her old leaves new myriads...
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Selected Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 218 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...; — The conscious stone to beauty grew. Know'st tliou what wove yon woodbird's nest Of leaves, and feathers from her breast ? Or how the fish outbuilt...
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Orthodoxy: Its Truths and Errors

James Freeman Clarke - 1876 - 512 pages
...Like the volcano's tongue of flame, Up from the burning cone 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." There is a truth in this — a profound truth. The Bible is not ail exceptional book in this, that...
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Lord Byron Vindicated: Or, Rome and Her Pilgrim

Elliott W. Preston - 1876 - 147 pages
...Converse with the Eternal ! Let us pause, St. Peter's ! at thy plinth, before the mystic Cause, (') " The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...he knew ; — The conscious stone to beauty grew." [Emer son's " Problem." CANTO II. CANTO n. TO ask why thou wert rear'd — why men have made A God...
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The Church Quarterly Review, Volume 24

Arthur Cayley Headlam - 1887
...Emerson says in these fine lines of his, which Mr. Quilter quotes in the preface to this volume : — ' The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...Christian Rome, Wrought in a sad sincerity. Himself from Cod he could not free, He builded better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew.' ART. XL—...
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