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Sometimes I look at stuff I wrote yesterday

SirDennisC
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Jan 29 2013, 3:09pm


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Sometimes I look at stuff I wrote yesterday [In reply to] Can't Post

and think, "argh what was I thinking?" Yes of course likely it was while wrestling with "the Beowulf" that Tolkien became familiar with Old English alliterative metre.

(I have Sir Gawain on the brain, which rhymes by the way.)

Thanks for the quote N.E.B.; that snippet looks very promising.

900 lines... that's about the average length of one of Tennyson's Idylls (for instance Balin and Balan is around 600 lines, Lancelot and Elaine about 1400 lines, and The Last Tournament about 750). In my Penguin edition of Idylls of the King, 900 lines fits neatly on 24 pages. There must be copious notes indeed.

Subject User Time
The Fall of Arthur by JRR Tolkien SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 27 2013, 3:25am
    Arthur, we never knew ye squire Send a private message to squire Jan 27 2013, 6:07am
    There's an entire book devoted to the idea that Arthuriana underlies Tolkien's legendarium. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 27 2013, 6:53am
        Quite SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 27 2013, 10:53pm
    Well well Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jan 27 2013, 9:10pm
        What Radagast-Aiwendil said Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jan 28 2013, 10:23pm
            Just a thought, but if we are to imagine the intersection Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 30 2013, 8:00pm
            I nominate you to finish the poem. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 1 2013, 4:34pm
    is it in Old English?// elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Jan 28 2013, 3:46pm
        Not according to the link NEB posted SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 28 2013, 6:02pm
            "His bed was barren; there black phantoms" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 29 2013, 6:46am
                Sometimes I look at stuff I wrote yesterday SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 29 2013, 3:09pm

 
 
 

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