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Elysian Fields

A place or time of perfect, happy contentment, likened to the paradisiacal afterlife of Greek mythology. After three years living in the big city, barely making any money, I find myself dreaming of the Elysian Fields of my childhood in the Midwest.
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the Elysian Fields

heaven. literary
Homer describes the Elysian Fields (called Elysium by Latin writers) as the happy land in which the blessed spirits live in the afterlife.
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So, at Stowe, Cook's place is not in the Elysian Fields with the British Worthies, but in the vestibule to the underworld, pacing along the banks of the black river, waiting for a hundred years before being allowed to cross into Elysium.
In 1847 he participated in cricket matches with the Union Star club and, the following year, joined the New York cricket club at the Elysian Fields. "Before the new game was made," he admitted, "we all played cricket, and I was so proficient as to win a prize bat and ball with a score of 60 in a match cricket game in New York in 1848, the year before I came to this coast But I never liked cricket as well as our game." (14)
Tina Fehlandt's twirling segment that opens the scene in the Elysian Fields is as lyrical as any ballet.
Neighbours at the Elysian Fields complex said they heard "loud music" and "shouting" around the time of the incident coming from the flat, believed to be on the fourth-floor.
"In the Elysian Fields," Hypatia retorts, "myriad flowers bloom and Truth, like the flowers, is registered in the scrolls of the library.
Are you there, sitting on your cloud, strumming away on your little harp or maybe mooching across the Elysian Fields when - Claaanngggggg!!!
Among his perspectives are the dual conversions, identity and allegiance, waging the Crimean War, in the wilderness, service under Gladstone, and the Elysian Fields. Distributed in the US by ISBS.
They went to the Elysian Fields crane collapse in Liverpool in January 2007, to make sure no one was trapped and were deployed to Birmingham following the 2005 tornado.
A translation from the German revealed the highly whimsical words of this folk poem, but the singer led us gracefully down serene and inviting paths to the eternal pleasures of the Elysian Fields.
Tom Hamilton's company, The Elysian Fields Pet Crematorium, based at Oldhall West Industrial Estate, Irvine, in Ayrshire, also operates a full equine service.
Mercury is an extremely interesting god in this context: As well as being associated with markets, he was the divine messenger, the god of travel and of thieves, and the psychopomp, that is, the god who conducted the souls of the dead to their final destination, whether Hades or the Elysian Fields. Perhaps we can make sense of him thus: As the spirit of communication and exchange, he is that which allows whole systems of connected feedback to come into being.
Meanwhile, a former neighbour, who lived in the Elysian Fields complex, said James was "well-known and popular." Several people have also sent their condolences to his family on the ECHO's Facebook page, where messages included: "R.I.P Jay still can't believe it", and "So sad this, thinking of all the young lad's family and friends".
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.
An emergency worker tries to reach the crane driver during the accident at the Elysian Fields development, Liverpool Picture: EDDIE BARFORD' The collapsed crane on the Duke Street building site Pictures: EDDIE BARFORD' The driver with a rope around his waist is being helped to climb free
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.