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.
Another ReStore is located in New Orleans at 2900 Elysian Fields.
I don't want him galloping off into the Elysian Fields just yet.
Police initially launched a murder probe after the tragic death of taxi driver James Balshaw, at the Elysian Fields complex, on Colquitt Street, last September.
A stirring and rocking contrast to his last album, 2015's excellently reflective Elysian Fields, 2 For Joy mines the sweet spot of Brown's ongoing songwriting partnership with Pat Cunningham.
Enjoy both magnificent coastal and mountain views as you pass through the Elysian Fields.
In addition: Too many stars' demise left fans bereft, especially when Carrie Fisher died-and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, joined her in the entertainment world's Elysian Fields after just one day.