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Islands of the Blessed

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called by the Greeks “Happy Islands,” and by the Romans “Fortunate Islands.” Imaginary islands somewhere in the west, where the favourites of the gods are conveyed at death, and dwell in everlasting joy.

“Their place of birth alone is mute

To sounds that echo farther west

Than your sire’s Islands of the Blest.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Ishmonie
Isiac Tablet
Isidorian Decretals
Isinglass
Isis
Islam or Islamism
Islamite
Island of Saints
Island of St. Brandan
Island of the Seven Cities
Islands of the Blessed
Isle of Dogs
Isle of Lanterns (The)
Isle of Mist (The)
Islington (The Marquis of)
Ismaelians
Ismenē
Ismenias
Ismeno (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Isobars
Isocratēs

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Islands of the Blessed