Excerpt from The Dome, Vol. 1: An Illustrated Magazine and Review of Literature, Music, Architecture, and the Graphic Arts; Containing the Numbers for October, November, and December, 1898
Then the dreamer drew near to the temple, and at his every step it appeared more glorious, until, to him entering, its beauty was as the morning on the gods' high seats. Around him he saw pillars curiously carven, and 'walls palnted with the forms of gods and heroes, and nymphs laughing and warriors triumphing in the midst of green woods, where many waters ran cool and clear from snows that crowned blue mountains; and horses and towers were painted there also, and great ships and the [angry sea. Above his, head soared a high vault, wonderful with lights and shadows; and the lights were more to be desired than the stars, and the moon, and the sun shining in his strength, and the shadows held more mysteries than any midnight. Under his feet spread a pavement, very cunningly wrought of stones without number, and, where the lights and shadows fell, were colours more for marvelling than all the hues of ﬂowers and precious stones and the rainbow. And before him, and on his right hand, and on his left hand, three choirs, in blue and gold and white, sang three anthems; and whenever they smote their harps together, their voice was one voice and their song one song.
After he had seen these things, the dreamer awoke, and arose, and said, I will build, for the honour of the holy gods, the temple they have shown me in my dream.
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