God’s Acre, a churchyard or cemetery.

I like that ancient Saxon phrase which calls
The burial-ground God’s Acre!
   —Longfellow: God’s Acre.

God’s Table. The Korân informs us that God has written down, in what is called “The Preserved Table,” every event, past, present, and to come, from the beginning to the end of time. The most minute are not omitted (ch. vi.).

God’s Token, a peculiar eruption on the skin; a certain indication of death in those afflicted with the plague.

A Will and a Tolling bell are as present death as God’s token.—Two Wise Men and all the rest Fools (1619).

Godam, a nickname applied by the French to the English, in allusion to a once popular oath.

Godfrey [De Bouillon], the chosen chief of the allied crusaders, who went to wrest Jerusalem from the hands of the Saracens. Calm, circumspect, prudent, and brave, he despised “worldly empire, wealth, and fame.”—Tasso: Jerusalem Delivered (1575).

Godfrey (Sir Edmondbury), a magistrate killed by the papists. He was very active in laying bare their nefarious schemes, and his body was found pierced with his own sword, in 1678.—Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak (time, Charles II.).

Dryden calls sir Edmondbury “Agag,” and Dr. Titus Oates he calls “Corah.”

Corah might for Agag’s murder call,
In terms as coarse as Samuel used to Saul.
   —Absalom and Achitophel, i. 677, 678 (1681).

Godfrey (Miss), an heiress, daughter of an Indian governor.—Foote: The Liar (1761).

Godfrey Case, in George Eliot’s (Mrs. J. W. Cross) novel of Silas Marner, marries Nancy Lammeter (1861).

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