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" Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there: And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation. "
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1868
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The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel Defoe, Volume 5

Daniel Defoe - 1869
...hell : Speak, Satire, for there's none like thee can tell. VOL. v. THE TRUE-BORN ENGLISHMAN. PART I. WHEREVER God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there : And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation : For ever since he first...
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Episodes of Fiction, Or, Choice Stories from the Great Novelists, with ...

1869 - 304 pages
...chiefly manifested by an unreasoning antipathy to foreigners. The opening lines are frequently quoted :" Wherever God erects a. house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there ; And 'twill he found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation." Couplets not less terse...
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A Collection of the Proverbs of All Nations: Compared, Explained, and ...

Walter Keating Kelly - Proverbs - 1869 - 232 pages
...some way to suppress it in its own time, and perhaps lives for it in history." 1 Defoe says : — " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there ; And 'twill be found upon examination The latter has the largest congregation." The proverb is found in...
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Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean : Life and ...

Albert Deane Richardson - Kansas - 1869 - 620 pages
...Was there a Missouri steamer pictured in the prophetic soul of old Daniel Defoe when he wrote, — 'Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there; And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation ?' Our passengers exhibit...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - Quotations, English - 1869 - 458 pages
...very familiar proverb was current among his countrymen, vj2. : Necessitatem in virtutem commutare. Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there. DE FOE. The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Lit:e t. God never had a church but there,, men say The devil...
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Proverbs of All Nations: Compared, Explained, and Illustrated

Walter Keating Kelly - Proverbs - 1861 - 238 pages
...some way to suppress it in its own time, and perhaps lives for it in history." 1 Defoe says, — " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there; And 'twill be found upon examination The latter has the largest congregation." The proverb is found in...
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Episodes of Fiction

1870 - 304 pages
...manifested by an unrea. soning antipathy to foreigners. The opening lines are frequently quoted : — t " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there ; And 'twill !je found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation." Couplets not less terse...
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A Book about the Clergy, Volume 2

John Cordy Jeaffreson - Clergy - 1870
...Defoe, who is erroneously sup. to have originated the sentiment, reproduced it in the couplet, — ' Wherever God erects a House of Prayer The devil always builds a chapel there.' VOL. II. I! pious visitor of the temple might enter at any hour of the day for prayer and edifying...
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Scribners Monthly, Volume 5

Literature - 1873
...tad gown, and giving a profound lecture on Theology. Defoe (The True-Born English*) wrote : — " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there ; Ami 'twill be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation." Tne new religion...
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The newspaper press: its origin, progress and present position. (Vol.3. The ...

James Grant - English newspapers - 1871
...as a writer in Chambers' " Cyclopaedia of English Literature" quotes them, were the following : — Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there ; And, 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation. As anything and everything...
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