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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. "
Notes and Queries - Page 379
1868
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The Newspaper Press: Its Origin--progress--and Present Position, Volume 1

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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A Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical: With an Appendix on ...

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1873 - 567 pages
...Advertiser, the organ of the publicans, does to the Times. The strange opening is well known : — 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. This must be understood...
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A Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1873 - 567 pages
...Advertiser, the organ of the publicans, does to the Times. The strange opening is well known : — 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. This must be understood...
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The Civil Service Handbook of English Literature: For the Use of Candidates ...

Austin Dobson - Authors, English - 1874 - 296 pages
...couplets, or lines, the homely and practical muse of De Foe is now alone remembered. Such are — ' Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there ; ' and the noble — ' It's personal virtue only makes us great,' in the True-lorn Englishman. In Newgate, too,...
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A Practical and Critical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - English language - 1874 - 312 pages
...with that of Hooker]." — Fuller. " Of two usances the merriest was put down." — Shakespeare. " 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." — Defoe.* 16. Double...
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The American Bibliopolist, Volume 6

American literature - 1874
...with two lines which appear in Charles Aleyn's remarkable poem of Henry the Seventh, 1638, (p. 136): " Wherever God erects a house of prayer The Devil always builds a chapel there." And in George Herbert's "Jacula Prudentum " the same thought occurs: "No sooner is a temple built ta God,...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 778 pages
...Dryden, The Spanish Friar, Act ii. Sc. I. 240 Defoe. — Bentley. — Brown. DANIEL DEFOE. 1663-173i. Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there ; 1 And 't will be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation. The True-Born...
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The Might and Mirth of Literature: A Treatise on Figurative Language. In ...

John Walker Vilant Macbeth - English language - 1875 - 542 pages
...In the opening of his " Trueborn Englishman" are these four lines of the church and the theatre: " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there; And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the larger congregation." To many, perhaps, will be...
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The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record: For ..., Volume 25

Church work with the poor - 1875
...superstition. " When we would do good, evil is present with us." And it is, as it was in Defoe's day — " 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 spirits possess a...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...Douglas, iii. I. Ipsa quidem Virtus sibimet pulchemma merces. Silius Italicus, Punica, Lib. xiii. /. 663. Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there. De Foe, The True-born Englishman, PI. i. /. i. God never had a church but there, men say, The devil...
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