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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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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 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 aisles of Christian Rome, v IVrought in a sad sincerity; Himself from God he could not free; tie builded better than he knew;...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volumes 70-71

Fashion
...an eqnal date With Andes and with Ararat, The hand that ronnded Peter's dome, And groined the isles of Christian Rome, Wrought in a sad sincerity ; Himself from God he conld not free ; He bnilded better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew." When we speak,...
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The New Englander

Criticism - 1864
...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, Wrought in sad sincerity; Himself from God ha could not free ; He buildi'd better than he knew ; — The conscious...
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Brownson's Quarterly Review

Orestes Augustus Brownson - American essays - 1855
...always, perhaps seldom, able to explain itself. There is a truth in these lines of Emerson : — " The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew." The true ontology is expressed in the first verse of Genesis : " In principio creavit Deus caslum et...
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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...wood-bird's nest Of leaves, and feathers from her breast; Or bow the fish outbuilt her shell, Painting with morn each annual cell ; Or how the sacred pine tree...
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany

Liberalism (Religion) - 1845
...that might be found ; but they are the only ones we have at hand. The first is from " The Problem." " The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the...sincerity. Himself from God he could not free ; He buildcd better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty grew. Know'st thou what wove yon woodbird's...
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Brownson's Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Orestes Augustus Brownson - American essays - 1845
...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...beauty grew. " Know'st thou what wove yon wood-bird's ne»t Of leaves, and feathers from her breast ? Or how the fish out-built her shell, Painting with...
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Brownson's quarterly review

1845
...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. " 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
...botch-work. " The hand that rounded Peter's dome And groined the aisles of ancient Rome Wrought with a sad sincerity — Himself from God he could not...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
...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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