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" In the elder days of Art, Builders wrought with greatest care Each minute and unseen part; For the gods see everywhere. "
The first (-sixth) 'Standard' reader - Page 67
by James Stuart Laurie - 1863
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The Longfellow birthday book, arranged by C. Dixon

Henry Wadsworth [extracts] Longfellow - 1878
...raise, Time is with materials filled ; Our to-days and yesterdays Are the blocks with which we build. Truly shape and fashion these, Leave no yawning gaps...because no man sees, Such things will remain unseen. The Builders. November 8. Beautiful in form and feature, Lovely as the day, Can there be so fair a...
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742 Heart Warming Poems

1982 - 333 pages
...raise, Time is with materials filled; Our todays and yesterdays Are the blocks with which we build. Truly shape and fashion these; Leave no yawning gaps...greatest care Each minute and unseen part; For the gods see everywhere. Let us do our work as well, Both the unseen and the seen; Make the house, where gods...
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Culture and Value

Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophy - 1984 - 181 pages
...to the Enlightenment Faust, etc. etc. Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself. Longfellow: In the elder days of art, Builders wrought with greatest...minute and unseen part, For the gods are everywhere. (This could serve me as a motto.) Phenomena akin to language in music or architecture. Significant...
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The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays

Harry G. Frankfurt - Philosophy - 1988 - 190 pages
...are. Wittgenstein once said that the following bit of verse by Longfellow could serve him as a motto:5 In the elder days of art Builders wrought with greatest...minute and unseen part, For the Gods are everywhere, The point of these lines is clear. In the old days, craftsmen did not cut corners. They worked carefully,...
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Melodious Guile: Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

John Hollander - Poetry - 1990 - 262 pages
...composition" [Philosophie diirfte man eigentlich nur dichten], coupled with his quotation of Longfellow: In the elder days of art, Builders wrought with greatest...minute and unseen part, For the gods are everywhere to which he added "(This could serve me as a motto)."4 Yet this did not make him of the poets' party,...
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Solving Problems in Environmental Engineering and Geosciences with ...

Farid U. Dowla, Farid J. Dowla, Leah L. Rogers, Leah L.. Rogers - Technology & Engineering - 1995 - 239 pages
...from a small subset of known parameters in the field. The inputs to the ANN are the spatial locations Truly shape and fashion these; Leave no yawning gaps...because no man sees, Such things will remain unseen. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Builders where x and y are vertical and horizontal spatial coordinates....
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Sage Advice

Lois Kerr - Psychology - 1996 - 256 pages
...to them, the same we bring back more fairly illustrated in the memory. RALPH WALDO EMERSON Character In the elder days of Art, Builders wrought with greatest care Each minute and unseen part; For the Gods see everywhere. HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW The Builders, St. 5 Doing easily what others find difficult...
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Pearls and Pebbles

Catharine Parr Traill - Fiction - 1999 - 211 pages
...raise, Time is with materials filled; Our todays and yesterdays Are the blocks with which we build. Truly shape and fashion these; Leave no yawning gaps...because no man sees, Such things will remain unseen. 7 The source for this quotation has not been found. 8 John Donne (1572-1631), Epithalamion on the Lady...
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Clear and Queer Thinking: Wittgenstein's Development and His Relevance to ...

Laurence Goldstein - Philosophy - 1999 - 244 pages
...approach, the work of a more humble man. He considered taking as a motto these lines from Longfellow: In the elder days of art, Builders wrought with greatest...minute and unseen part, For the gods are everywhere. (CV, p. 34) Wittgenstein's ethics A somewhat confused picture seems to have emerged concerning Wittgenstein's...
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Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

William H. Brenner - Philosophy - 1999 - 184 pages
...1 think, in verses from Longfellow that Wittgenstein once considered taking as the motto for Pl: ln the elder days of art, Builders wrought with greatest...minute and unseen part, For the gods are everywhere. 5 Wittgenstein had enormous respect for those old builders for whom "God is in the details." And he...
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