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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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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.
Tina Fehlandt's twirling segment that opens the scene in the Elysian Fields is as lyrical as any ballet.
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.
Meanwhile, a former neighbour, who lived in the Elysian Fields complex, said James was "well-known and popular.
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.
Yesterday, a green tarpaulin sheet covered a fourth-floor balcony at the Elysian Fields complex on Colquitt Street, where a police cordon remained in place.
What a thought: Fido peeing against those pearly gates; Rover leaving his trademark across the Elysian Fields.
Frank McKenna, chairman of the think-tank Downtown Liverpool, said the Elysian Fields project was a ``case study'' of the impact that World Heritage status would have on future developments in the city centre.
Other key projects included the student village in Marybone in Tithebarn Street and the Elysian Fields flats in Colquitt Street.
The Elysian Fields project in Colquitt Street has gone back to the drawing board just weeks before it was due tobegin.
4-tonne weight fell from a crane on the Elysian Fields site, between Seel Street and Colquitt Street, Liverpool.