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- I had such a passion for haunting this empyrean with all its charming objects, that I passed hours and days in it without counting them as they went by; and losing recollection of everything else, I had hardly swallowed a morsel in hot haste, before I began to burn to run off in search of my beloved groves. - "Rousseau Volumes I. and II.", John Morley.
- No sooner do I see possibilities before me than my brain soars in an empyrean whilst conceiving daring plans for my body's permanent abode in elysium. - "Castles in the Air", Baroness Emmuska Orczy.
- The nine inner spheres were transparent, but the tenth was an opaque solid shell- like structure, which enclosed the new universe and constituted the boundary between it and Chaos underneath and the Empyrean above. - "The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'", Thomas Orchard.