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


There’s nothing ill can dwell in such a temple:
If the ill spirit have so fair a house,
Good things will strive to dwell with ’t.
Shakespeare.—Tempest, Act I. Scene 2. (Miranda to Prospero.)

All unfit in such a pile to dwell.
Churchill.—The Rosciad, Line 897.

Then tower’d the palace, then in awful state,
The temple rear’d its everlasting gate,
No workman’s steel, no ponderous axes rung:
Like some tall palm the noiseless fabric sprung.
Heber.—Palestine, Page 45, ed. 1812.

Silently as a dream the fabric rose;
No sound of hammer, or of saw was there.
Cowper.—The Task, Book 5, Line 144. (The Winter Morning Walk.)

There was neither hammer nor axe, nor any tool of iron heard in the house while it was building.
Holy Bible.—1 Kings, Chap. vi. Ver. 7.

No man saw the building of the New Jerusalem, the workmen crowded together, the unfinished walls and unpaved streets; no man heard the clink of trowel and pickaxe; it descended out of heaven from God.
Anonymous.—Ecce Homo, Page 310.

And I John saw the holy city New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven.
Holy Bible.—Revelation of St. John the Divine, Chap. xxi. Ver. 2.