(The), in Negro melodies, like “golden streets,” etc.,
symbolises the joys of the land of the leal; and to wear the golden
slipper means to enter into the joys of Paradise.
The golden shoes or slippers of Paradise, according to Scandinavian
mythology, enable the wearer to walk on air or water.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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