elysian

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elysian (not comparable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Elysian.
    • 1774, James Beattie, The Minstrel, or, The Progress of Genius. A Poem. The Second Book, London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly in the Poultry, and William Creech, Edinburgh, →OCLC; republished as The Minstrel; or, The Progress of Genius: In Two Books. With Some Other Poems, London: Printed by T. Gillet, for C[harles] Dilly, in the Poultry, and W[illiam] Creech, Edinburgh, 1797, →OCLC, stanza XXXVI, page 55:
      O who of man the story will unfold, / Ere victory and empire wrought annoy, / In that elysian age (misnamed of gold) / The age of love, and innocence and joy, []
    • 1826, John Frederick Dennett, “The Second Voyage of Captain Parry”, in The Voyages and Travels of Captains Parry, Franklin, Ross, and Mr. Belzoni; Forming an Interesting History of the Manners, Customs, and Characters of Various Nations, Visited by Enterprising Travellers, London: Published by J. Jacques and W. Wright, 13, Paternoster Row, OCLC 937425395, page 246:
      Departed spirits do not however make a joyful and immediate entrance into these elysian fields, but must first slide for the space of five days, or, according to others, for a still longer period, down a rough rock, which the Greenlanders, by a strange contradiction, represent to be quite bloody.

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