Definition of cyprus:
She appears to us in a sort of rosy dimness, through which she looms as formidable as she is beautiful, and gazing with " gentle eyes and unmoved smiles," " Such as in Cyprus, the fair blossomed isle, When on the altar in the summer night They pile the roses up for her delight, Men see within their hearts."- "Views and Reviews", Henry James.
- "The Byzantine Empire", Charles William Chadwick Oman.
- "Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern", Edgar Saltus.