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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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The Union Magazine, and Imperial Register ..., 2. köide

1801
...shall arrive there first. The alehouse near the kirk (which is never wanting, for " Where'er the Lord erects a house of prayer, " The Devil always builds a chapel there," receives the joyful guests, who cheer their spirits with a hearty glass- before the performance of...
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The History and Antiquities of Dissenting Churches and Meeting ..., 2. köide

Walter Wilson - 1809
...Haldane, very forcibly brings to our recollection some lines written by the celebrated Daniel De Foe; , 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 True Bern Englishman...
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The Tourist's New Guide: Containing a Description of the Lakes ..., 1. köide

William Green (of Ambleside.) - 1819
...Seathwaite chapel. An ale house near a chapel generally brings to the mind of the writer that couplet " Wherever God erects a house of prayer, " The Devil always builds a chapel there." In this Mr. Daniel is not quite correct; such houses, particularly in thinly inhabited countries, are...
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An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County of ...

Eneas Mackenzie - 1825
...weddingers mostly ride, and at the alehouse near the church (which is never wanting, for " Where'er the Lord erects a house of prayer, " The Devil always builds a chapel there,") they cheer their spirits with a hearty glass before the performance of the ceremony. An ancient but...
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Biographical memoirs

Walter Scott - 1827
...have been formed on that of Hall, Oldham, and the elder satirists. The first verses are well known : 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 author's first publication...
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The miscellaneous prose works of sir Walter Scott, 4. köide

sir Walter Scott (bart [prose, collected]) - 1827
...been formed on that of Hall, Oldham, and the elder satirists. The first verses are well known : .» Wherever God erects a House of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there ; And 'twill be fonnd upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation. The author's first publication...
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Chambers's Cyclop¿dia of English Literature: A History ..., 3–4. köide

Robert Chambers - 1830
...unlimited command of homely and forcible language. The opening lines of this satire have often quoted : and to the prize aspired. 'i \viil be fouud upon examination, The latter has the Jargest congregation. Varions political tracts...
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Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel De Foe: Containing a ..., 1. köide

Walter Wilson - 1830
...have passed into a proverb : • True-Born Englishman. Preface. t t Explanatory Pref. Works, vol. i. " 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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Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel De Foe: Containing a ..., 1. köide

Walter Wilson - 1830
...greater than they can pretend to."f The poem opens with some lines which have passed into 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 Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Biographical memoirs of eminent ...

Walter Scott - 1834
...been formed on that of Hall, Oldham, and the elder satirists. The first verses are well known :— " 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 author's first publication...
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