Day 19 (revised) - 19 days to the publication of "The Proverbs of Middle-earth"

“Reference to oral tradition is therefore akin to quoting a favourite poet or orator, except that it is not an individual whose wisdom is being cited, but an entire culture. ‘As my old Gaffer used to say…’ is not Sam Gamgee crediting his father as the inventor of an insight, but recognising the person from whom one aspect of Hobbit-sense was most often, or most memorably, received.”

From the 'Introduction'

David Rowe
Oloris Publishing

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