Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
In the nine heavens are eight Paradises; Where is the ninth one? In the human breast. Only the blessed dwell in th Paradises, But blessedness dwells in the human breast. Wm. R. AlgerOriental Poetry. The Ninth Paradise.
Mahomet was taking his afternoon nap in his Paradise. An houri had rolled a cloud under his head, and he was snoring serenely near the fountain of Salsabil. Ernest LEpineCroquemitaine. Bk. II Ch. IX. Hoods trans.
So on he fares, and to the border comes, Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound, the champain head Of a steep wilderness. MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 131.
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Breadand Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow! Omar KhayyamRubaiyat, St. 12. FitzGeralds trans.