Neither the front nor the back entrance of the Custom-House opens on the road to Paradise
The island of Atlantis, and the islands and gardens of the Hesperides, a sort of terrestrial paradise
, appear to have been the Great West of the ancients, enveloped in mystery and poetry.
Bessie had been down into the kitchen, and she brought up with her a tart on a certain brightly painted china plate, whose bird of paradise
, nestling in a wreath of convolvuli and rosebuds, had been wont to stir in me a most enthusiastic sense of admiration; and which plate I had often petitioned to be allowed to take in my hand in order to examine it more closely, but had always hitherto been deemed unworthy of such a privilege.
Hindley hurried up from his paradise
on the hearth, and seizing one of us by the collar, and the other by the arm, hurled both into the back-kitchen; where, Joseph asseverated, "owd Nick would fetch us as sure as we were living: and, so comforted, we each sought a separate nook to await his advent.
The world passed from her; and, for one enchanted moment, Love opened the gates of Paradise
to the daughter of Eve.
Micawber's troubles had come to a crisis at last, I thought it quite a paradise
And yet the hope of this paradise
had not been enough to save him from a course which shut him out of it for ever.
And so all next day we walked hand in hand through Paradise
That spot to which I point is PARADISE
, ADAMS abode, those loftie shades his Bowre.
On each side of the bridge there must be growing trees, having golden and silver apples, and with birds of Paradise
among the branches.
Sometimes they put snares on the top of high trees that the birds of paradise
prefer to frequent.
Your letter tells me that something special is afoot with you, for I find in it so much about paradise
and spring and sweet odours and the songs of birds.