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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
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The Ordeal of Robert Frost: The Poet and His Poetics

Mark Richardson, Carolyn Richardson - 1997 - 272 pages
...Text We Read?" 6. Frost echoes the following passage of Emerson's poem, which concerns Michelangelo: The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...than he knew; — The conscious stone to beauty grew. (Oxford Authors edition 496) Frost's allusion to the poem is shrewd and consequential. The implication...
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Anatomy of what We Value Most

William Gerber - 1997 - 225 pages
...Emerson wrote: (175) The hand mat rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, ... He builded better than he knew; — The conscious stone to beauty grew. Of architectural masterpieces throughout the world, Emerson declared: (176) Earth proudly wears the...
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T.S. Eliot and American Poetry

Lee Oser - 1998 - 172 pages
...writing a masterpiece. This is precisely "The Problem," as Emerson presents it in his poem of that name: The hand that rounded Peter's dome And groined the...sad sincerity; Himself from God he could not free; . . . (Works, 9:7) 20. Kenneth Burke observed of Whitman, "In his 'oceanic' accumulation of details,...
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Actresses on the Victorian Stage: Feminine Performance and the Galatea Myth

Gail Marshall, Gejl Maršal - 1998 - 233 pages
...House, 1949). Appropriately, the epigraph to Harbron's book is a couplet from Emerson's The Problem': 'He builded better than he knew;- / The conscious stone to beauty grew' (lines 23-4). 33 Mrs Oliphant, Dress (London: Macmillan, 1878), p. 68. 34 St John and Craig refer to...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Sacvan Bercovitch, Cyrus R. K. Patell - 1994 - 562 pages
...Christian churches recall the great seventeenth-century masters Emerson admired: Milton, Jonson, Marvell. The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...than he knew; The conscious stone to beauty grew. The penultimate poem in the 1 846 volume was "Threnody," Emerson's elegy for his first-born son, who...
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The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost

Robert Faggen - 2001 - 281 pages
...Problem," which concerns Michelangelo, and which marks a variation on the theme introduced in "Memory": The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...than he knew; The conscious stone to beauty grew. Frost's references to this poem are shrewd and consequential. The implication in "The Problem" is that...
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Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 27

1905
...years. All of which is respectfully submitted, (Mrs. Charles H. Terry) FRANCES AM TERRY, Secretary. The hand that rounded Peter's dome And groined the...sincerity; Himself from God he could not free; He btiilded better than he knew; — WORK OF THE CHAPTERS Oakland Chapter (Oakland, California) held a...
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Stone in the Garden: Inspiring Designs and Practical Projects

Gordon Hayward - 2001 - 224 pages
...place during the cold season. BUILDING POOLS AND FOUNTAINS CHAPTER TEN SETTING SCULPTURES AND BENCHES He builded better than he knew The conscious stone to beauty grew. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) JUST BECAUSE GRANITE STANDING STONES, SCULPTURE, AND benches in your...
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Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essays

Henry David Thoreau - 2002 - 236 pages
...2). 130.24-27 / "Wrought . . . grew.": Thoreau adapts the second stanza of Emerson's "The Problem": The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...than he knew — The conscious stone to beauty grew. 136.27-28 / pearls before swine: "Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before...
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In a Dark Wood: Journeys of Faith and Doubt

Linda Jones, Sophie Stanes - 2003 - 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...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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