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