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  • We, during our abode in the world, from the inductions of reason, believed the immortality of the souls of men; and we also assigned regions for the blessed, which we call the elysian fields; and we believed that the soul was a human image or appearance, but of a fine and delicate nature, because spiritual. "

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

  • Fischbeck: we will keep trying to have everything we do make sense … there is the impulse to do many different, unrelated things and then sort out how they are connected later …! we have plans to open a very abstract "museum" in the park near our house in los angeles called the elysian park museum of art, and we will be doing a number of gallery-type art shows that will hopefully provide more of that oscillation between tidy and coherent on the one hand, and completely ambitious and nonsense activity on the other! also we have just started a record label that will have no money involved called

    Creative Commons » Commons News

  • It's almost as if the building's interior designers purposely aimed for a William Blake-style "heaven and hell" motif, with the dark and spare street-level lobby representing the heretical netherworld and the lofty heights of the 10th floor symbolizing the kind of elysian hereafter that awaits only the most noble servants of the mega-media ethos.

    Chez Pazienza: The Outsider: My Brief Adventure in the Fortress of Mega-Media

  • And how I wonder, with the sun streaming in illuminating his face, and him getting a bit fidgety to get on with his day's filming in the elysian valley outside, does he guard against messiah complex himself?

    Observer Food Monthly Awards 2011 Best Food Personality: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

  • Joining his club, with its elysian grounds and pretty yoga teachers, was like sipping from an energy drink of Roaring Twenties fizz.

    'The Great Oom'

  • So if you have an audience-controlled "nonsense" meter, and whoever is speaking can see just how much fidelity they have with TFQ* maybe they would be less inclined to wander off into the elysian fields of their talking points.

    Tom Brokaw's bizarre idea of what fairness required.

  • Many critics refer to the movies of the 1930s and 1940s as part of an elysian period of well-written works.

    No Affairs Worth Remembering

  • 'Twas for a politic end, and to this purpose the old [6398] poets feigned those elysian fields, their Aeacus, Minos, and

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Those that had done well, went to the elysian fields, but evil doers to Cocytus, and to that burning lake of [6399] hell with fire, and brimstone for ever to be tormented.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • What boundless leisure! what original jurisdiction! the old constellations have set, new and brighter have arisen; an elysian light tinges all objects.

    Uncollected Prose

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  • "I have arrived" literally making it a recycled idiom from Greek usage meaning basically "heaven" in our usage

    February 4, 2009