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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. "
the carisbrooke libary - Halaman 186
1889
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1858
...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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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...
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Historical and Literary Celebrities: Being Biographical Sketches Selected ...

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1859 - 576 halaman
...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 is to reproach the author's discontented countrymen with ingratitude for abusing...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 17;Volume 21

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1868
...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
...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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Proverbs of All Nations: Compared, Explained, and Illustrated

Walter Keating Kelly - 1861 - 238 halaman
...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...
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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...
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History, Opinions, and Lucubrations, of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - 1861 - 304 halaman
...his satire : — " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The D — 1 always builds a chapel there : And 'twill be found, upon examination. The latter has the largest congregation." He then proceeds to trace " the different nations of which we are composed," to shew the ill grace...
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Proceedings of the International Temperance and Prohibition Convention Held ...

James C. Street, Frederic Richard Lees, Dawson Burns - 1862 - 518 halaman
...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...
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The Harvard Magazine, Volume 2

1856
...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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