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" THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amid the cool and silence,... "
The Living Authors of America: 1st ser - Page 208
by Thomas Powell - 1850 - 365 pages
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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volume 36

Religion - 1858
...itself, each may be a fitting place for the holiwt worship. " The groves were God's first templet. Era man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave,...wood, Amidst the cool and silence he knelt down, And oflVr'd to the Mightiest solemn thank* And supplication." But convenience, and other reasons which...
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The North American Review, Volume 22

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1826
...other. The ' Hymn ' is a rich offering of the fancy and heart. The following are the introductory lines. The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned...architrave, And spread the roof above them, — ere he trained The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amidst...
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The United States Literary Gazette, Volume 2

1825
...and honourable pride in having already done so much as we have done. THE LAY MONK. POETRY. A HYMN. The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned...spread the roof above them, — ere he framed The lolly vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and...
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The United States Literary Gazette, Volume 2

Literature - 1825
...and houourahle pride in having already done so much as we have done. THE LAY MONK. POETRY. A HYMN. The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned...shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof ahove them, — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll hack The sound of anthems ; in the...
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Miscellaneous poems selected from the United States Literary Gazette

William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Grenville Mellen, United States. Literary Gazette - History - 1826 - 172 pages
...stands forth unveiled with cloudless brow, On earth OWE SPIRIT or LIFE, in heaven OSE SUN. A HYMN. The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned...to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in th e darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down And offered to the Mightiest, solemn...
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Miscellaneous Poems Selected from the United States Literary Gazette

American poetry - 1826 - 172 pages
...the long sought for goal of truth is won, Nature stands forth unveiled with cloudless brow, A HYMN. The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned...and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them,—ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in th e darkling...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volume 5

Unitarianism - 1831
...be your wisdom!" Hymn on t/te Works of Nature. THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learn'd To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread...wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down And offer'd to the Mightiest, solemn thanks And supplication. For his simple heart Might not resist the...
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The National Reader: A Selection of Exercises in Reading and Speaking ...

John Pierpont - Readers - 1831 - 276 pages
.... Lyre, sword, and flower,— farewell ' LESSON CXXIII. God's first Temples — A Hymn. — BRYANT. The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound...he knelt down And offered to the Mightiest solemn tnanks \nd supplication. For his simple heart Might not resist the sacred influences, That, from the...
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Transatlantic sketches, comprising visits to the most interesting scenes in ...

Sir James Edward Alexander - Canada - 1833
...the cool and silence, man knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication, ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems !" We halted to eat our mid-day repast at a house, the mistress of which had a very sinister expression,...
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A History of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Mann Butler, George Croghan - Clark's Expedition to the Illinois - 1834 - 396 pages
...dying spirits of the former; or the wounded hearts of the latter. In the beautiful poetry of Bryant: " The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned...Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, " And ofier'd to the Mightiest, solemn thanks " And supplication." Temples and their ministers, important...
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