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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
City of God (The).
 
The church or whole body of believers; the kingdom of Jesus Christ, in contradistinction to the city of the World, called by John Bunyan the City of Destruction. The phrase is that of St. Augustine; one of his chief works bearing that title, or rather De Civitate Dei.   1
 


 City of Destruction (The).City of Lanterns (The). 

 
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