Elysian Fields

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Elysian Fields

pl.n. Greek Mythology
The abode of the blessed after death.


(ɪˈlɪʒ i əm, ɪˈlɪz-)

1. the abode of the blessed after death in Greek religious belief.
[1590–1600; < Latin < Greek Ēlýsion (pedíon) the Elysian (plain)]
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Noun1.Elysian Fields - (Greek mythology) the abode of the blessed after death
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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ONE pleasant day in the latter part of eternity, as the Shades of all the great writers were reposing upon beds of asphodel and moly in the Elysian fields, each happy in hearing from the lips of the others nothing but copious quotation from his own works (for so Jove had kindly bedeviled their ears), there came in among them with triumphant mien a Shade whom none knew.
Jones, being at length arrived at those terrestrial Elysian fields, would now soon have discovered his lordship's mansion; but the peer unluckily quitted his former house when he went for Ireland; and as he was just entered into a new one, the fame of his equipage had not yet sufficiently blazed in the neighbourhood; so that, after a successless enquiry till the clock had struck eleven, Jones at last yielded to the advice of Partridge, and retreated to the Bull and Gate in Holborn, that being the inn where he had first alighted, and where he retired to enjoy that kind of repose which usually attends persons in his circumstances.
Mary then looked at him as Dido looked at AEneas in the Elysian fields, fierce and disdainful.
With a considerable amount of jingling and whip-cracking, and many plunging demonstrations on the part of two bare-backed horses and two centaurs with glazed hats, jack-boots, and flowing manes and tails, they rattle out of the yard of the Hotel Bristol in the Place Vendome and canter between the sun-and-shadow-chequered colonnade of the Rue de Rivoli and the garden of the ill-fated palace of a headless king and queen, off by the Place of Concord, and the Elysian Fields, and the Gate of the Star, out of Paris.
Only last Sunday, when poor wretches were gay--within the walls playing with children among the clipped trees and the statues in the Palace Garden; walking, a score abreast, in the Elysian Fields, made more Elysian by performing dogs and wooden horses; between whiles filtering (a few) through the gloomy Cathedral of Our Lady to say a word or two at the base of a pillar within flare of a rusty little gridiron-full of gusty little tapers; without the walls encompassing Paris with dancing, love-making, wine-drinking, tobacco-smoking, tomb-visiting, billiard card and domino playing, quack-doctoring, and much murderous refuse, animate and inanimate--only last Sunday, my Lady, in the desolation of Boredom and the clutch of Giant Despair, almost hated her own maid for being in spirits.
I am not meddling with theology but it seems to me that in the Elysian fields she'll have her place in a very special company.
We jest haven't got the room and besides, they're only here to grab all the milk and honey an' jump the queue for the Elysian Fields funfair.
A ROLE in The Man From Elysian Fields gave Mick Jagger, left, a rare insight into how it feels to be rejected.
Operations: The Transfer Trailers will be used to collect solid waste from the compactors in the City of New Orleans Transfer Station located at 2829 Elysian Fields in New Orleans, Louisiana and transport the waste to landfills All equipment must be new and model year 2014 or later All equipment must have any required licenses and vehicle inspection certificates.
Since leaving The Stranglers in 1990, Hugh has released several solo albums including Wired (1993), Guilty (1997), Hi Fi (2000), Footprints In The Desert (2002), Mayday (2002), In the Dock (2003), Beyond Elysian Fields (2004) and People Places (2006).
The Deeside firm started by David McLean in 1972 was involved in numerous projects across Merseyside including Elysian Fields in Colquitt Street where work stopped for six months after a crane crushed a worker.
IT COULD also be acknowledged that the challenge Monet's Garden presents as a bold-jumping grey is metaphorical for that of Desert Orchid, which Kauto Star will one day face on the Elysian fields.