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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 Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 185
edited by - 1892
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The Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion, Volume 1

Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Ripley - Transcendentalism - 1841
...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. Know'st thou what wove yon wood-bird's nest Of leaves, and feathers from her breast : Or how the fish...
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Gems from the American Poets: With Brief Biographical Notices

American poetry - 1844 - 120 pages
...The hand that rounded Peter's dome, Wrought in a sad sincerity. Himself from God he could not tree; He builded better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew. Know'st thou what wove yon wood-bird's nest Of leaves, and feathers from her breast; Or bow the fish...
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Brownson's Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Orestes Augustus Brownson - American essays - 1845
...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. " Know'st thou what wove yon wood-bird's net Of leaves, and feathers from her breast ? Or how the...
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany

Liberalism (Religion) - 1845
...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. Know'st thou what wove yon woodbird's nest Of leaves, and feathers from her breast; Or how the fish...
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Brownson's quarterly review

1845
...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. " Know'sl thou what wove yon wood-bird's nest Of leaves, and feathers from her breast ? Or how the...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 32-33

Baptists - 1878
...groined the aisles of ancient Rome Wrought with a sad sincerity — Himself from God he could not free ; He builded better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew." If Michael Angelo thus built for immortality, how earnestly should every believer rear up what is to...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 251 pages
...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. Know'st thou what wove yon woodbird's nest Of leaves, and feathers from her breast? Or how the fish...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1847 - 199 pages
...groined the aisles of Christian Borne, Wrought in a sad sincerity, Himself from God he could not free ; He builded better than he knew, 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...
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The Church-- as it Was, as it Is, as it Ought to be: A Discourse Delivered ...

James Freeman Clarke - Church - 1848 - 36 pages
...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." So that we repeat to-day, in these our edifices, the ideas of those Mediaeval Christians ; and until...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

American periodicals - 1849
...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 passive Master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned ; And the same power that reared...
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