Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.

Church Authority

If Chaldee, Hebrew, Syriac, will not bend,
And stubborn Greek refuse to be their friend;
If languages and copies all say, No!
The church has said it, and it must be so!
Anonymous.—Quoted by the Rev. Hugh M‘Neile, D.D., formerly Canon of Chester, and now Dean of Ripon, in his work on the Church and the Churches, Vol. I. Page 268.