Jul. 25th, 2015

The usual

Jul. 25th, 2015 05:29 am
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As usual, Tolkien мне мерещится везде.  But you have to admit, these particular examples are not just my imagination:

'and the long-haired sea-kings came up the river and looked with fierce eager eyes...'

'But when Ogg the son of Beorl died, behold, in the parting of his soul, the boat loosed itself from its moorings, and was floated with the ebbing tide in great swiftness to the ocean, and was seen no more.  Yet it was witnessed in the floods of aftertime, that at the coming on of eventide, Ogg the son of Beorl was always seen with his boat upon the wide-spreading waters...'

'War and the rumour of war had then died out from the minds of men...'

So, where do you think this is from?

From George f**ing Eliot!  [I have to teach The Mill on the Floss this autumn and am reading it for the first time]

Or how about this: A scene from a film, where two companions escaping from enemies are looking up at the night sky, and one of them says 'Look at that star!  Isn't it beautiful! [Evil overlord] with all his power can never touch that.'  Date of film: 1940.

So what are the chances that Tolkien had seen Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator?

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