miercuri, 12 decembrie 2007

And they sang as they slew

Speaking of excerpts and quotations. This is certainly among my favourite ones. It speaks about joy, desperation, honour and gloom, pride, Celts, mythology and Scandinavian brooding. Everything in a high alliterative saga-like Biblical style.

Joy unto thee, reader... :)

For morning came, morning and a wind from the sea; and darkness was removed, and the hosts of Mordor wailed, and terror took them, and they fled, and died, and the hoofs of wraths rode over them. And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them, and the sound of their singing that was fair and terrible came even to the City.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord Of the Rings, Vol. 3, The Return Of The King, page 820, Harper Collins 1993

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