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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 - Página 185
1892
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A Denominational Offering from the Literature of Universalism: In Twelve Parts

Norris C. Hodgdon - 1871 - 432 páginas
...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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The Romance of the Harem

Anna Harriette Leonowens - 1873 - 277 páginas
...the architect, whoever he was, " Wrought in a sad sincerity ; Himself from God he could not free ; He builded better 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 páginas
...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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 páginas
...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. Ibid. Earth proudly wears the Parthenon As the best gem upon her zone. ibid. Good-bye, proud world...
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The Christian Ambassador, Volumen13

1875
...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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Brownson's Quarterly Review

1855
...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 true ontology is expressed in the first verse of Genesis: " In principio creacit Deus cccium et terrain"—...
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Little Classics: Poems, lyrical

Rossiter Johnson - 1875
...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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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1875 - 352 páginas
...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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Discourses on Architecture, Volumen1

Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc - 1875 - 517 páginas
...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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 páginas
...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. fb:d. Earth proudly wears the Parthenon As the best gem upon her zone. ft:.!. Good-bye, proud world...
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