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 Paradise Shoots.Paradise and the Pe’ri. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Paradise of Fools.
 
The Hindus, Mahometans, Scandinavians, and Roman Catholics have deviséd a place between Paradise and “Purgatory” to get rid of a theological difficulty. If there is no sin without intention, then infants and idiots cannot commit sin, and if they die cannot be consigned to the purgatory of evil-doers; but, not being believers or good-doers, they cannot be placed with the saints. The Roman Catholics place them in the Paradise of Infants and the Paradise of Fools.   1
 


 Paradise Shoots.Paradise and the Pe’ri. 

 
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