18 days to the publication of "The Proverbs of Middle-earth"

Standalone sentences, especially those with poetic features like Boromir’s rhyming couplet The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears (and Aragorn’s reply-in-kind, Where the warg howls, there also the orc prowls), sometimes declare themselves as proverbs, while others have what Michael Stanton describes as ‘a definite air of sayings that are being repeated, not originated’.   Beyond that point, however, the waters become murky and discerning what is or isn’t a proverb starts to become a matter of taste and opinion. 

From the Introduction

David Rowe
To be published by Oloris Publishing on the 18th November

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