|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Robert Burton (15771640)|
|QUOTATION:||Where God hath a temple, the Devil will have a chapel. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 1, Subsect. 1.|
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.Martin Luther: Table Talk, lxvii.
God never had a church but there, men say,
The Devil a chapel hath raised by some wyles.
William Drummond: Posthumous Poems.
No sooner is a temple built to God but the Devil builds a chapel hard by.George Herbert: Jacula Prudentum.
Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there.
Daniel Defoe: The True-born Englishman, part i. line 1. [back]