Library of Congress and the Interior Decorations: A Practical Guide for Visitors : with Descriptions of All the Paintings ...

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Foster & Reynolds, 1897 - 24 pages
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Page 14 - and with all thy getting get understanding. - Proverbs iv; 7. Ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to
Page 15 - INSCRIPTIONS over the windows and doors are : Science is organized knowledge.—Herbert Spencer. Beauty is truth, truth beauty.—Keats, Too low they build, who build beneath the stars — Young. There is but one temple in the universe, and that is the body of
Page xvii - companion spirits. Wordsworth's Boy of Winander, " by the glimmering lake," At evening, when the earliest stars began To move along the edges of the hills. Keats
Page 19 - (by Bartlett) and Beethoven (by Baur). PHILOSOPHY—Plato and Bacon (both by Boyle). POETRY—Homer (by St. Gaudens) and Shakespeare (by Macmonnies). Homer, laurel-crowned and staff in hand, is depicted as the wandering bard: Seven cities claimed great Homer dead. Through which the living Homer begged his bread. LAW—Solon (by
Page 16 - Shirley. Sermons in stones, and good in everything. And in the border on the west wall; Man raises but time weighs. Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword. The noblest motive is the public good And the inscription in the ceiling : A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring,—Pope. Learning is but an adjunct to ourself.
Page 16 - Nature is the art of God—Sir Thomas Browne. There is no work of genius which has not been the delight of mankind.—Lowell. It is the mind that makes the man, and our
Page iii - With introduction by CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW. THE CENTURY BOOK OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. BY ELBRIDQE S. BROOKS. The Story of the Pilgrimage of a. Party of Young People to the Battle-fields of the Revolution. WITH MORE THAN
Page 17 - Labours Lost. Studies perfect nature, and are perfected by experience.—Bacon. Dreams, books, are each a world; books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good —Wordsworth* The fault is not in our stars, But in
Page 17 - INSCRIPTIONS on the ceiling tablets read : ' The first creature of God was the light of sense ; the last was the light of reason. The light shineth in darkness, and the
Page ix - AND ENGINEER JOHN L SMITHMEYER ARCHITECT PAUL J PELZ ARCHITECT EDWARD PEARCE CASEY ARCHITECT The Library grounds adjoin those of the Capitol. The building faces west upon First street, and the outer walls have a

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