Earthly Paradise


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Earthly Paradise

place of beauty, peace, and immortality, believed in the Middle Ages to exist in some undiscovered land. [Eur. Legend: Benét, 298]
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Nicola, fearing that, if caught, his punishment for traversing the boundary into the protected land of the Cavaliere will prevent his journey to America, thereby denying him access to a new earthly paradise, is eventually encountered by Ramorra.
Some of his personal poems were subsumed into the latter's vast framework, and I will argue below that the poignant introspection in Morris's unused Earthly Paradise tale "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice" transmuted into myth the emotions and experiences of this period.
Profoundly dissatisfied with man's miserable condition in the world, through the power of imagination, particularly through his aesthetic sense as a poet, Poe strives to transcend man's despairing condition and transform the ruined Eden by creating an imaginative earthly paradise.
The clear implication was that had it not been for this shocking behaviour South Koreans would today be living in Kim Il-Jong's earthly paradise.
In other words, when Dante falls in love with Beatrice in Florence, he sees her as she appears in the earthly paradise at the end of the Purgatorio (Alighieri, Comedy [C] 2: 30.
His visit was followed a year later by French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, whose subsequent account, Voyage autour du monde, described the island as an earthly paradise whose occupants lived free of sophisticated civilisation's corruption.
SINCE publication of James Hilton's book Lost Horizon, the term Shangri-La has become synonymous with an earthly paradise and, while I wouldn't go quite that far in fulsome praise of Dubai's Shangri-La Hotel, I would have to agree that it has succeeded in its aim of 'achieving definitive standards of modern luxury'.
Let's forget about the political borders and help one another in protecting our environment and turn our abode into an earthly paradise.
We humans still have our problems and our troubles, but compared with our ancestors, we live in an earthly paradise.
In many Millenarian myths, the appearance or return of a messianic figure inaugurates, and sometimes presides over, the time of earthly paradise, usually preceded by an apocalyptic catastrophe.
Under the Volcano was to be its Inferno, possibly Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend Is Laid a sort of Purgatory, and perhaps "Forest Path to the Spring" an entrance to earthly Paradise.
Tackling diverse subjects such as iconography and an earthly paradise, he pulls no punches when dealing with many of the topics laid out through the legends.