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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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Chronicles and Stories of the Craven Dales

James Henry Dixon - Craven (England) - 1881 - 472 pages
...individual. "The inn of Kirkby Malhamdale stood in the churchyard, and was an exemplification of the lines of Defoe — ' Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there.' Nay, perhaps we might carry our commentary still further, and find truth in the stanzas which follow...
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Poetic treasures: or, Passages from the poets

Passages, John Allen Giles - English poetry - 1881 - 644 pages
...In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic, if too new or old. CXXVIII. DANIEL DEFOE. 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 Muae, disgusted at an...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1881 - 715 pages
...dies before thy unereating word : Thy hand, great Anareh, lets the curtain fall ; CHAPEL. AVLerever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there : And 't will be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation. Defoe, TB Enj. i. 1 CHARACTEE...
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The Cyclopędia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Quotations, English - 1882 - 899 pages
...God hath a temple, the Devil will have a chapel. ( BUETON — Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. III. Sc. 4. Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there. u. DEFOE— The Trueborn Englishman. Line 1. 58 CHURCH, THE. CITIES. God never had a church but there...
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The voice of wisdom, a treasury of moral truths from the best authors ...

Voice, J. E. - 1883 - 167 pages
...superstition, to set up idolatry, to teach all kinds of Popery. — Latimer. Satan and house of God. 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. Saviour, neglect...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volume 2

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1883
...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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Intemperance and Crime: Leaves from the Diary of an Old Lawyer, Volumes 1-2

Almon Benson Richmond - Alcoholism and crime - 1883 - 271 pages
...them with curses and profanity. What Defoe wrote nearly two hundred years ago is true to-day, that "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." To the influence of the...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 29

1851
..." True-born Englishman." It opens with the memorable lines, which havе since become a proverb — Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there ; And 'I will be found upon examination The latter has the largest congregation. The object of the satire...
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A Literary History of England

Tucker Brooke, Matthias A.. Shaaber - Literary Criticism - 1959 - 462 pages
...such subjects as disliked the King's Dutch origin or Dutch advisers. He begins briskly — Where-ever 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. And he concludes in a rugged...
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Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe - Literary Collections - 1975 - 286 pages
...Original from Hell: Speak, Satyr, for there's none like thee can tell. 55 The True-Born Englishman PART I *Wherever God erects a House of Prayer, The Devil always builds a Chappel there:4 And 'twill be found upon Examination, The latter has the largest Congregation: For...
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