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Tyrhael
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Post#1 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:30 pm

Try and guess who said the following quote! If you get it, it's your turn.

"Do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory things that were once needful for the wise to know."

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Post#2 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:01 pm

Could that be Gandalf?

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Post#3 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 5:19 pm

No, but you've got the hair color of the character almost right :grin:

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Post#4 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 6:16 pm

Would it be Celeborn who said that? :)
:catsmiley:
I was born to catch dragons in their dens
And pick flowers
To tell tales and laugh away the morning
To drift and dream like a lazy stream
And walk barefoot across sunshine days.

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Post#5 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:35 pm

Yep! Your turn now.

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Post#6 » Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:42 am

I always believed that it was a subtle hint (foreshadowing) to the athelas episode with Ioreth (as well as the Ents), but it was said by Celeborn, to Boromir (in the chapter Farewell to Lórien), after Boromir had mentioned the strange tales about the Forest of Fangorn (and most likely the Ents, though he does not mention them directly).

'Indeed we have heard of Fangorn in Minas Tirith,' said Boromir. 'But what I have heard seems to me for the most part old wives' tales, such as we tell to our children. All that lies north of Rohan is now to us to far away that fancy can wander freely there. Of old Fangorn lay upon the borders of our realm; but it is now many lives of men since any of us visited it, to prove or disprove the legends that have come down from distant years." ....
'Then I need say no more,' said Celeborn. 'But do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know.'

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Post#7 » Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:35 am

Oops sorry about my insolence :blues:

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Tyrhael
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Post#8 » Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:40 pm

Insolence? That was an obscure quote, and I had to look it up in my book (twice) in order to double-check it. And there's no problem with asking questions; I've made lapses on P-T before, only some of which were immediately noticed. So, indeed, fire away!

In the meantime, it's Fea's turn, and hopefully she'll turn up soon.

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Post#9 » Sun May 02, 2004 8:57 am

Hmm... If Fea doesn't show up by Tuesday, then someone else can post a new one.

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Post#10 » Fri May 07, 2004 2:13 am

Can it be not connected to Tolkien as well :question:

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