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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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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed ..., Volume 3; Volume 79

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...a vigorous piece of doggrel called " The True Bom Englishman," which opens with these lines : — " st be limited, because tee are so : 'twill be found upon examination The latter has the largest congregation." The retaliation caught the...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

G.W. Carleton & Co - Quotations, English - 1877 - 340 pages
...saw. till on a day I westward spied great Edinburgh's Saint Giles. DRUMMOND, Posthumous Poems. — 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. Devil. — No sooner is...
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An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History and Literature, Volume 7

Edward Arber - English literature - 1883
...! Speak, Satyr ! for there 's none like thee, can tell. The True Born Englishman. PART I. |HEREVER 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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A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - English language - 1879 - 288 pages
...[compared 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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Five minutes to spare, extracts on varied subjects

John Guard - 1879
...Employed when most men sleep : What few would wish to give away, And none would wish to keep. Ans. Bed. 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. These well-known lines so...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1879
...command of homely and forcible language. The opening lines of this satire have often been quoted : 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. Various political tracts...
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Alcohol and Tobacco: Alcohol:its Place and Power

James Miller - Alcohol - 1880 - 317 pages
...first she leads him gently, in dance, and gaiety, and enjoyment; their way is among flowers, and * " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there." And the devotion he most favors is that at the shrine of the publican t Speech in Free General Assembjy, 1857....
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - English literature - 1880 - 158 pages
...shows the ability of its author to reason forcibly in rhyme. The opening lines are characteristic : 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 Shortest Way with the...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...are spared ; and who am I, to repine? The Onat /','...:-- >» The True-Born Englishman. A Satire.* 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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The Derbyshire Gatherer of Archæological, Historical, Biographical Facts ...

William Andrews - Derbyshire (England) - 1880
...in the world," and perhaps the most infinitesimal. It was Daniel Defoe, I think, who observed that Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there. Here is a remarkable exemplification of the truth of the apothegm. Dale Church is sacred and secular....
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