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 Island of the Seven Cities.Isle of Dogs. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.   1
“Their place of birth alone is mute
To sounds that echo farther west
Than your sire’s Islands of the Blest.”

 Island of the Seven Cities.Isle of Dogs. 


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