Islands of the Blessed
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.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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