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Old 11-27-2003, 08:19 AM   #401
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First and Second Voices about Niggle's progress to the second stage of his treatment
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Old 11-27-2003, 01:21 PM   #402
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'Twas the First Voice, speaking to the Second Voice, so you have it, Heren! Your turn...
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Old 11-30-2003, 06:38 AM   #403
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next one, than [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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What was the message?
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Old 11-30-2003, 08:29 AM   #404
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It was "The time has come. Let him choose."

It's Prentice speaking to Smith in Smith of Wootton Major

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yup [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img], that's him. pray proceed
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:55 PM   #406
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Who's this negative character?

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No, more's the pity
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:59 PM   #407
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I've been looking and can't find it - a clue please?
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:06 PM   #408
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You ought to pay more attention to your dialogues. I'll not light any more candles in the dark.
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:58 PM   #409
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Ah, my first instinct was right, and I found it the second time around - it's Tdwald speaking to Torhthelm in The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son.
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Old 12-06-2003, 03:55 PM   #410
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1420!

I didn't think you really needed that clue. Indeed it is, and it's your turn to give us a quote.
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Old 12-06-2003, 05:25 PM   #411
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Alas, this appears to be the motto of this thread:
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only for a few
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Old 12-07-2003, 10:48 AM   #412
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This is a rare instance of a Troll talking about baking:
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Only on Thursdays I bake my bread,
and only for a few.
It's the Lonely Troll addressing a large group of uninvited guests in Perry the Winkle, one of the poems from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.

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Old 12-07-2003, 11:35 AM   #413
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Right you are, Squatter - pray proceed!
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:54 PM   #414
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yep
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Old 12-07-2003, 07:52 PM   #415
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This will be literally true if I don't sign off soon.
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Behold the morn is cold and grey
Who's this cheerful character?
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Well, it took awhile, but I did finally find it in a very minor work! Itroun is the speaker, in The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun.
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"Behold the morn is cold and grey,
and why is my lord so long away?
I do not hear his feet returning
neither at evening nor at morning"
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Absolutely, Estelyn. I was wondering when someone would get that one.
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Well, now that we have successfully resuscitated this thread,
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You never know what will happen next
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Quote:
...when once you get mixed up with wizards and their friends.
The eponymous hero describes to Mew the tribulations of those who fail to stay out of the affairs of wizards in Roverandom.
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Old 01-18-2004, 09:58 AM   #420
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Quote:
...for they are subtle and quick to anger.
...as Gildor warned Frodo.

Yes, that's right, and you may continue!
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Don't mind if I do, yer 'Ighness.
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that be Tidwald:

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These are hungry folk
and masterless men, miserable skulkers.
They're corpse-strippers:
a cursed game
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about marauders.
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Old 02-04-2004, 01:22 PM   #423
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It would indeed, Heren. It's good to see you back.
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thanks [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

here be dragons:

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At least they may be getting rare
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Old 02-06-2004, 04:06 PM   #425
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That's the older dragons in Farmer Giles of Ham, hoping that knights are dying out:
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'So knights are mythical!' said the younger and less experienced dragons. 'We always thought so.'
'At least they may be getting rare,' thought the older and wiser worms; 'far and few and no longer to be feared.'
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that was quick [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

yes, indeed. Pray proceed
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For some reason, the word "rare" stuck out to me in that quote - I couldn't help but wonder if that's how the dragons like their knight served?! ("One knight, medium rare, with a salad and fries on the side") [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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there's work to do
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That's Tdwald; telling Torhthelm to get on with his work in The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth.
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Brave words, my lad!
The woven staves have yet worth in them
for woeful hearts. But there's work to do,
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That's right, Squatter - you must know that poem by heart already! Your turn...
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This question doesn't refer to me, because the evidence of that is right here in black and green.
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What does he do with himself all day?
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That's one dog to another, the title hero of Roverandom asking his moon friend about the Man-in-the-Moon.
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'What does he do with himself all day?' said Roverandom to Rover.
'Do?' said the moon-dog. 'O he's always pretty busy though he seems busier than I have seen him for a long time, since you arrived. Making dreams, I believe.'
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Silmaril "Minor works" Quotes

The old thread is closed, long live the new thread! Let's continue the tradition started by Heren Istarion in hopes that he will be able to join us often! Here is the list of Tolkien's works that we've been using:

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Farmer Giles of Ham
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
Leaf by Niggle
Smith of Wootton Major
On Fairy Stories
Mythopoeia
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Father Christmas Letters
The Monsters and the Critics
Roverandom
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
A Secret Vice
Since I found the last quote on the old thread, I will start us off with a new one:
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that was in fair fight, sword in hand
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Sounds something Green Knight might have uttered, but I can not find it. A clue, perhaps?
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The speaker is another author, quoted by Tolkien.
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hum... Andrew Lang in "On Fairy Stories"?
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You got it, HI!! That quote amuses me:
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He [Andrew Lang] was at pains to defend the slaying of the Yellow Dwarf by Prince Ricardo in one of his own fairy-stories. 'I hate cruelty,' he said, '...but that was in fair fight, sword in hand, and the dwarf, peace to his ashes! died in harness.'
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mushroom driven visions arise: marching yellow dwarves hand in hand with green knights and loads of Ricardos after them...


Presumably, my turn to serve. Here we go, than:


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Good steward, if thou love me well, bid make my bed
yeah, I'm a bit sleepy, despite it being the midst of a working day
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Old 03-02-2004, 02:06 PM   #439
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That would be Aotrou.
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Old 03-04-2004, 12:27 AM   #440
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hola, Bruce, haven't seen you for ages

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