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Old 12-13-2002, 11:13 AM   #161
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Righto. Here's one that could prove topical:
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I'll give your otter-fell to Barrow-wights.
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Old 12-14-2002, 03:55 AM   #162
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That's Tom Bombadil; he continues:
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They'll taw you! Then smother you in gold-rings!
Hmmmmmm, that brings us back to the old question: What was Tom B's role in the matter of the Rings of Power???
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Old 12-14-2002, 07:19 AM   #163
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Tom it most certainly is, and indeed it does. You may continue.
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Old 12-14-2002, 09:14 AM   #164
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Here's a challenge, I hope!
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For children are innocent and love justice; while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.
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Old 12-14-2002, 12:05 PM   #165
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G.K. Chesterton. Tolkien quotes him in the section of On Fairy-Stories entitled Children. That was rather a tricky one, as I was naturally inclined to think that it was Tolkien himself who had said it.
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Old 12-14-2002, 01:14 PM   #166
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I might have known that I couldn't baffle you for long; you're right, of course, Squatter. Your turn!
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Old 12-14-2002, 02:55 PM   #167
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Thank you. Let's see how you fare with this one:
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To mortal fields say farewell
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Old 12-14-2002, 05:07 PM   #168
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That is spoken by Elven boatsmen to Friel in 'The Last Ship'.
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Old 12-14-2002, 05:09 PM   #169
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Indeed it is. Your turn.
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Old 12-14-2002, 05:25 PM   #170
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The shadow was the truth.
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Old 12-14-2002, 05:33 PM   #171
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Ned Smithson, from Smith of Wootton Major
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Old 12-14-2002, 05:36 PM   #172
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Quite right, Spectre of Decay! Continue, please.
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Old 12-14-2002, 05:41 PM   #173
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Thank-you, Your Highness. Here's one:
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Sounds like Hurin, but I assume it can't be him, since we are playing minor works...hm...
a hint, maybe?
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Old 12-16-2002, 12:47 PM   #175
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...not cast my own small golden sceptre down.

Wonderful line! That's Philomythus to Misomythus in Mythopoeia.
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blimey... how could I forgot...

*H-I is ashamed [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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Esty's right. For shame, Heren.
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I never knew you were so clever.
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Parish to Niggle in Niggle's Parish in conversation with Shepherd
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Old 12-18-2002, 04:19 AM   #180
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Absolutely and completely right, HI - your turn!
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...I feel so fat, for I have fed on cramsome bread...
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Old 12-19-2002, 03:57 PM   #182
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That's Perry the Winkle again. This time to the townsfolk.
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Yes Sir, you may proceed
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Old 12-30-2002, 11:21 AM   #184
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Squatter?
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Old 01-03-2003, 08:58 PM   #185
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Sorry. Call of being somewhere remote for a while. Here's another to keep you going:

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Green is the land, the leaves are long, and the birds are singing.
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:21 PM   #186
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Ah, I finally found it! It's sung by the Elven rowers in 'The Last Ship'.
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That's the one. I am agog with anticipation of your next quotation. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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You need not grudge him his name.
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Atkins, reproving the unpleasant Councillor Tompkins at the end of Leaf by Niggle.
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Yes, Squatter, that's it - please proceed!
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Try this one on for size then:

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I shall enchant my heart, and I shall place it upon the top of the flower of the cedar. Now the cedar shall be cut down and my heart will fall to the ground, and thou shalt come to seek for it...
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...even though thou pass seven years in seeking it; but when thou hast found it, put it into a vase of cold water, and in very truth I shall live.
That's beautiful, Squatter! It's from the essay 'On Fairy-Stories', quoting The Tale of the Two Brothers; speaker is the younger brother to the elder.
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It is quite a nice piece. Next time I promise one from a named speaker. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

Esty's turn
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The woven staves have yet worth in them for woeful hearts.
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This quote has been up almost a week - any takers??
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...But there's work to do ere the funeral begins.
That's Tdwald to Torhthelm again from The homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son
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Righto, Squatter - your turn!
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Thank'ee, Marm.

Here's a nice easy one:
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'Twas the blacksmith in Farmer Giles of Ham. Is that the only occurrence, or does this quote show up in more than one place?
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Old 01-24-2003, 02:31 PM   #200
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You're right again. I think he does say it more than once, as it happens.
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