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Old 10-22-2002, 03:19 PM   #81
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You got the title of the work and the title of the poem, but the speaker is neither the boat nor the shell.
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Old 10-22-2002, 03:25 PM   #82
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OK, if the narrator is the one speaking that sentence, then it would be Frodo, as the poem is also called Frodos Dreme.
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Old 10-22-2002, 03:31 PM   #83
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I would have accepted "The narrator". Good show.
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Old 10-22-2002, 11:55 PM   #84
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This quote may be easily identifiable, but I think it's so funny that I can't resist!
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What, digestive and genital organs of plants?
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Tompkins to Atkins, discussing late Niggle and his appreciation of flowers
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Old 10-23-2002, 03:14 AM   #86
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Basically correct, HI, though Tompkins was quoting himself speaking to Niggle (about leaves as well) in that conversation with Atkins. Pray proceed!
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thanks

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It means much the same; but call it that if you like.
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Old 10-24-2002, 11:58 AM   #88
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That would be Nokes the Cook speaking to Prentice in Smith of Wootton Major.
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Squatter rulez! Carry on the banner [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Thank-you, O Chanting One. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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Is that a rock-and-roll quotation or what?
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Old 10-26-2002, 02:19 AM   #91
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No, it's Sam, after 'trimming the grass-border under the window'. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Not canonical, you say? Well then, it's Torhthelm to Tdwald in 'The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth'.
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Estelyn takes up the baton again. The crowd yells "Go, Esty; go Esty!" [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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I know this one is easy to identify, but since it's one of my very favorites, here it is:
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Man, sub-creator, the refracted light through whom is splintered from a single White
to many hues, and endlessly combined in living shapes that move from mind to mind.
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Old 10-26-2002, 06:21 AM   #94
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That's Philomythus again. Sixth stanza of Mythopoeia
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Correct, of course, Sir Squatter, and isn't it beautiful! Please proceed.
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It most certainly is, Your Highness.

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Yet I hope that what I have later to say about the other questions will give some glimpses of my own imperfect vision of it.
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That is Tolkien speaking as the narrator of the essay 'On Fairy Stories'.
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I say. Jolly good show, what?

You may proceed.
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OK, let's see if this one will keep you looking a bit longer!
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What do you want?
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A drowsy cook gave a surly look,
and 'What do you want?' said he.
'I want fire and gold and songs of old
and red wine flowing free!'
It's the inn's cook to the Man in the Moon from The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
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Old 10-27-2002, 10:53 AM   #101
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Absolutely right, as so often - please continue!
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Okey dokey:
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And your eyes fancied barrow-wights and bogies.
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It sounds like bombadil, but I'm not able to find exact quotation. Would you be so kind to give us a clue?
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My first guess would be Tolkien in the essay 'On Fairy-Stories', though I haven't the time to search right now.
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Don't tell me I've got both of you stumped. It's neither Bombadil nor Tolkien, I'm sorry to say, but think along the lines of battles and you'll get it.
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You obviously have The only mention of bogies I could recall comes from here:

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Hoy! Here's Woodman Tom with his billу-beard on!'
laughed all the little folk of Hays-end and Breredon.
'Ware, Tom' We'll shoot you dead with our bows and arrows'
We don't let Forest-folk nor bogies from the Barrows
cross over Brandywine by cockle-boat nor ferry'.
'Fie, little fatbellies! Don't ye make so merry!
Nothing else I can think of as yet

BTW, what battles?
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BTW, what battles?
Ones that are over.
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Ah, that clue did it - it was Tdwald to Torhthelm in 'The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son' - tricky reference there!
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That's the answer I was looking for. And to think I only put it in there as a tribute to Our Beloved Founder...

Your turn, Estelyn.
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All is vane.
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A complete shot in the dark: Farmer Giles in Farmer Giles from Ham?
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Nope, Erendil, sorry!
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Nas-s-sty, tricky S-s-s-squatter

Estelyn, that's Weathercock in Bilbo's "Winter"

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Very good, HI! Go ahead with the next one.
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The villagers of Ham, on seeing Giles and his blunderbuss turn back the giant.
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Definitely, Sir. Proceed

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Very well, Sir

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Old 10-30-2002, 11:52 PM   #119
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Again, it's Tdwald to Torhthelm in 'The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son'. That poem does have a lot of parts appropriate for the Barrow-Downs, doesn't it?! Seems to be your current favorite, Squatter - getting in the mood for Halloween?
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Old 10-31-2002, 01:35 PM   #120
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You're right about the source of that quotation, Esty. Prepare for Halloween? I suppose I do make sure that I have plenty of pellets for my air gun...
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