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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, Amidst the cool and... "
The United States Literary Gazette - Page 26
1824
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The North American Review, Volume 22

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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Miscellaneous Poems Selected from the United States Literary Gazette

1826 - 172 pages
...now, Since 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...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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A History of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Mann Butler - 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...and lay the architrave, " And spread the roof above Ihem, ere he framed " The lofty vault, to gather and roll back "' The sound of anthems, in the darkling...
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The American Common-place Book of Poetry, with Occasional Notes

1839 - 405 pages
...the rippling sea.— O, whither on its waters rideth Lee r God's first Temples. A Hymn.—BRYAJCT. THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned...and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them,—ere he framed The iofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems,—in the darkling...
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Sabbath Recreations: Or, Select Poetry of a Religious Kind

Emily Taylor - 1839 - 288 pages
...SHALL NEVER DIE ! GOD'S FIRST TEMPLES.—A HYMN. THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learn'd 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...
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Sabbath Recreations: Or, Select Poetry of a Religious Kind

Emily Taylor - 1839 - 288 pages
...SHALL NEVER DIE ! GOD'S FIRST TEMPLES.—A HYMN. THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learn'd 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...
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The Visitor: Or, Monthly Instructor

1840
...yet "He who dwelleth not in temples made with hands," is in very deed present within the solitude. "The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned...spread the roof above them ; ere he framed The lofty vaults to gather, and roll back The sound of anthems, — in the darkling -wood, Amidst the cool and...
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Around the World: A Narrative of a Voyage in the East India ..., Volume 1

1840
...holier, a happier solitude that the poet invites. It is to the wilds, and groves of Nature,— •' God's first temples, ere man learned To hew the shaft,...spread the roof above them, — ere he framed The lofty vaults, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems:" There indeed may the lonely ones " Go forth,...
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An Address in Commemoration of the First Settlement of Kentucky: Delivered ...

James Turner Morehead - 1840 - 181 pages
...Christian's worship, and echoed back the message of the Redeemer of the world. It was fit it should be so. "The groves were God's first temples: Ere man learned...and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above him; ere he framed The lofty vault to gather and roll back The sound of anthems — in the darkling...
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An Address in Commemoration of the First Settlement of Kentucky: Delivered ...

James Turner Morehead - 1841 - 181 pages
...the world. It was fit it should be so. ..•.** . .• *• "The groves were God's first temples: Era man learned To hew the shaft and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above him; ere he framed The lofty vault to gather and roll back The sound of anthems — in the darkling...
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