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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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Proverbs of All Nations: Compared, Explained, and Illustrated

Walter Keating Kelly - 1861 - 238 sidor
...goes 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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Proceedings of the International Temperance and Prohibition Convention Held ...

James C. Street, Frederic Richard Lees, Dawson Burns - 1862 - 518 sidor
...around. It is very near the cathedral, and is always so crowded as to remind one of the 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 larger congregation. On several occasions we saw...
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The Harvard Magazine, Volym 2

1856
...a classic. The opening lines will recur to every one, yet we may be excused for citing them : — " Wherever 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." Yet the versification...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 sidor
...very familiar proverb was current among his countrymen, viz. : Necessitatem in virtutem commutare. Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there. DR FOE. The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Line 1. God never had a church but there, men say The devil...
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Essays Critical and Imaginative, Volym 2

John Wilson - 1865
...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 Philip Lindsley ...: Miscellaneous discourses and essays

Philip Lindsley - 1866
...Republic are destroyed, it will be by Romish priests." (Lafayette.) 27. "Ubi tres ibi Ecclesia." 28. " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there." (De Foe.) 29. "0 fortunati, minium, sua si bona norint." ( Virgil.) 30. "Here lies he who never feared...
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THE WORKDS OF PHILIP LINDSLEY

1866
...Republic are destroyed, it will be by Romish priests." (Lafayette.} 27. "Ubi tres ibi Ecclesia." 28. "Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there." (De Foe.} 29. "0 fortunati, nimium, sua si bona norint." ( Virgil.} 30. "Here lies he who never feared...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 sidor
...restored ; Light dies before thy uncreating word : Thy hand, great Anarch, lets the curtain fall ; Wherever 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 Eng. i. \ . CHABACTEB...
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The Living Age ..., Volym 97

1868
...days when Pope and Uryden 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 rually fine lines which occur in the Hymn to the Pillory,...
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All the Year Round, Volym 20

1868
...the wigwam like two unearthly eyes. Close to the chureh was a public gaminghouse, to justify Defoe's Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there. It was contemptuously tolerated by the French, on condition that no soldier of their nation should...
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