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quick to laugh; read all the right books; sudden and often inexorable bouts of scholarly zeal; pilgrim in a dark wood; always heard a different drummer; working my way through Beowulf with silence and slow relish.
quick to laugh; read all the right books; sudden and often inexorable bouts of scholarly zeal; pilgrim in a dark wood; always heard a different drummer; working my way through Beowulf with silence and slow relish.

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Feasts interrupted.
Feasts interrupted.
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Bilbo’s Magnificent Party
Bilbo’s Magnificent Party
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More on bread and butter, now with more seriousness

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The Dark Lord's Bread and Butter -- 'He'll eat us all'
'Don't take the Precious to Him! He'll eat us all, if He gets it, eat all the world.'  ( TT  4.iii.637) Whether by chance or design two prominent traits of Hobbits converge in Bilbo's likening of himself at the Ring-enhanced age of eleventy-one to 'butter t...

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It Comes in Slabs? Hobbits and Butter
‘Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched , if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.’ ( FR  1.i.32) What reader of Tolkien doesn't know Bilbo's famous simile? And who ...

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For throwback Thursday in Hobbit Week, here's one on my favorite hobbit.
Three Moments of Sam in Faërie
Three Moments of Sam in Faërie
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