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Samwise Gamgee - rank 9
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Interesting quotes part ll

Here are some more quotes i found. the reason i find them interesteing is becuase they are to do with my favourite places - the Gates of Moring and Dark land.


"Thus it was that because of the Ban  of the  Valar ...  The development  of  the  opening passage  concerning  the  great   voyage  is curious.  In  The  Drowning  of  Anadune  (IX.362,  $17) it  was said that  the  mariners  of  Numenor  sailed  'from  the  darkness  of the North to the heats of the South, and  beyond the  South to  the Nether Darkness.  And  the  Eruhin  [Numenoreans]  came  often to  the shares of  the  Great  Lands, and  they took  pity on  the forsaken  world of Middle-earth.'  In  the  Akallabeth,  after the  words 'to  the Nether Darkness', my father introduced a passage from FN HI (IX.334):They  ranged  from Eressea  in the  West to  the shores  of Middle-earth, and came even into the inner  seas; and  they sailed  about the North  and  the  South  and  glimpsed  from   their  high   prows  the Gates of Morning in the East."  


(The Book of lost tales)
                                


"Then calling loudly that Manwe and Varda and all their folk come forth he held before their eyes his thong of gold, and they knew not his purpose; but Orome bid them cast their eyes on that Hill that is called Kalorme standing hugely in the lands most distant from Valinor, and is held most lofty save Taniquetil, yet seemeth therefrom a dim thing fading    afar off. Even as they watched Orome stepped back, and putting all his cunning and his strength thereto he made a mighty cast, and that golden cord sped in a curve through the sky until its noose caught Kalorme's topmost pinnacle. Then by the magic of its making and the cunning of Orome's hand it stayed a bright golden curve and neither drooped nor sagged; but Qrome fastened its hither end to a pillar in Manwe's courts, and turning to those who gazed upon him said: "Who then listeth to wander in the Great Lands, let him follow me," and thereat he set foot upon the thong and sped like the wind out over the gulf even to Kalorme, while


all upon Taniquetil were silent in amaze. Now did Orome loosen the thong from Kalorme's peak and run as swiftly back, ravelling it as he came, until once more he stood before Manwe. Then said he: "Lo, 0 Sulimo Lord of the Airs, a way I have devised whereby any of the Valar of good heart may fare whithersoever they list in the Great Lands; for whither they wish I will cast my slender bridge, and its hither end wilt thou securely guard."


(The Book of lost tales)
 


"In   the  East   beyond  the   tumbled  lands   there  is   a  silent beach  and  a  dark  and  empty  sea'  (I.  214); in  the East  also was the great  mountain  Kalorme  (I.  212),  and  there  Aule  and  Ulmo 'builded  great  havens  [of  the  Sun  and  Moon] beside  the sound- less  sea'  (I.  215).  In   the  Ambarkanta   the  Gates   of  Morn,


through  which  the  Sun  returns  from  the Outer  Dark in  the Lost Tales, have disappeared."                                            


(Shaping of Middle-earth)

"Now Manwe designed the course of the ship of light to bebetween the East and West, for Melko held the North and Ungweliant the South, whereas in the West was Valinor and the blessed realms, and in the East great regions of dark landsthat craved for light."
(The book of lost tales)


Any comments would be great on these fasinating entities.



-- Edited by mouth of sauron at 12:24, 2006-07-30

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good quotes there
saves some time not to look

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Great quotes there Mos111! Yeah I have also been intrigued by the Great lands East of ME. Any one else got any quotes on them?

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Samwise Gamgee - rank 9
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It appears not Glorfindel. Anyway, the quotes interest me, I was just letting others know!

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I must admit I have never seen the second quote you gave before. Very interesting.

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Very interesting quotes Mouth of sauron.


Thanks posting them.



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