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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 - Sida 379
1868
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Essays critical and imaginative

John Wilson - 1856
...on its own heart." Surely the winner will have the sense to order dinner at the Chapel Alehouse. " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there." " In this " — quoth Mr Green, who, you know, Jonathan, was the most sober and industrious of God's...
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The works of professor Wilson, ed. by prof. Ferrier, Volym 6

John Wilson - 1856
...on its own heart." Surely the winner will have the sense to order dinner at the Chapel Alehouse. " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there." " In this " — quoth Mr Green, who, you know, Jonathan, was the most sober and industrious of God's...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 1856
...on its own heart." Surely the winner will have the sense to order dinner at the Chapel Alehouse. " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there." " In this " — quoth Mr Green, who, you know, Jonathan, was the njost sober and industrious of God's...
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Scampavias: From Gibel Tarek to Stamboul

Henry Augustus Wise - 1857 - 350 sidor
...never knew an eastern Jew to broach that topic within the threshold of his mansion. Chapter XXXV. " 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." Dancing Dervishes. ONE...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volym 2

Abraham Mills - 1858
...homely and forcible language. The following opening lines of the 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 baa the largest congregation. Various political tracts...
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Novels and Novelists from Elizabeth to Victoria, Volym 1

John Cordy Jeaffreson - 1858
...poem will usually show whether it is worth reading. The two first of " The True-born Englishman," are Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there. Let the reader continue, — or rather, with the poem before him, let him discontinue reading it if...
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Historical and literary celebrities, selected from Chambers's papers for the ...

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1859
...' True-bom Englishman.' It opens with the memorable lines, which have since become a proverb — ' 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 object of the satire...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volym 17; Volym 21

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1868
...when Pope and Dryden were our lawgivers. It is often really vigorous. The well-known verses, — ' Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there, — which begin the True-Born Englishman, or the really fine lines which occur in the Hymn to the Pillory,...
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Alcohol: Its Place and Power

James Miller - 1861
...around him, will scarce let go their hold. At first she leads him gently, in dance, and gaiety, * " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there." And the devotion he most favours is that at the shrine of the publican. t Speech in Free General Assembly,...
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Biographic portraitures: or, Sketches of the lives and characters of a few ...

John Leaf - 1861
..." True-born Englishman." It opens with the memorable lines, which have since become a proverb — " 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 object of the satire...
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