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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.

City of Lanterns
(The). A supposititious city in Lucian's Veræ Historiæ, situate somewhere beyond the zodiac. (See Lantern Land.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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