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.
Their office is to illumine and enkindle -- My duty, to be saved by their bright light, And purified in their electric fire, And sanctified in their elysian
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.
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.
world, of which she has had such bright
Mary then looked at him as Dido looked at AEneas in the Elysian
fields, fierce and disdainful.
On the other was the dream-land of Elysian
serenity -- the sanctuary of unruffled repose.
To be sure I had passed through what I may call a paroxysm of Alexander Smith, a poet deeply unknown to the present generation, but then acclaimed immortal by all the critics, and put with Shakespeare, who must be a good deal astonished from time to time in his Elysian
quiet by the companionship thrust upon him.
As for your own end, Menelaus, you shall not die in Argos, but the gods will take you to the Elysian
plain, which is at the ends of the world.
The summer, in some climates, makes possible to man a sort of Elysian
Shall we fear to cool our love by mining for the metaphysical foundation of this Elysian
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.