Good, Better, Best

As Mother used to say, “Never let it rest ’til all the good is better and all the better best.”

• 01.002 The best rooms were all on the left-hand side (going in),
• 01.008 Good Morning!’ said Bilbo,
• 01.009 Do you wish me a good morning,
• 01.009 or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not;
• 01.009 or that you feel good this morning;
• 01.009 “or that it is a morning to be good on?’
• 01.013 Good morning!’ he said at last.
• 01.014 you do use Good morning for!’
• 01.014 and that it won’t be good till I move off.’
• 01.017 Gandalf, Gandalf! Good gracious me!
• 01.020 very good for you –
• 01.021 Good morning!
• 01.021 Good bye!’
• 01.022 would do him good after his fright.
• 01.035 A little beer would suit me better,
• 01.035 my good sir,’
• 01.051 the best detachable party hoods –
• 01.057 there’s a good fellow!’ Gandalf called after him,
• 01.093 but he is one of the best,
• 01.093 one of the best –
• 01.097 that you think I am no good.
• 01.098 Burglar wants a good job,
• 01.099 For very good reasons.
• 01.114 This news alters them much for the better.
• 01.117 That would be no good,’
• 01.121 and doing his best to appear wise
• 01.122 and in addition I believe they found a good deal of gold
• 01.122 Altogether those were good days for us,
• 01.123 Indeed they hardly know a good bit of work from a bad,
• 01.123 though they usually have a good notion of the current market value;
• 01.123 from a good way off
• 01.124 as best we could up
• 01.124 when I will allow we have a good bit laid by
• 01.140 I will give you a good breakfast before you go.’
• 01.143 in the best bedroom next to him:
• 02.025 and a good many other things,
• 02.028 with good roads,
• 02.028 Mostly it had been as good as May can be,
• 02.034 who were specially good at it.
• 02.037 and anything was better than little supper,
• 02.039 (and a good deal of grumbling
• 02.043 Also there was a barrel of good drink at hand,
• 02.047 a bit of good quick burgling.
• 02.048 He had read of a good many things he had never seen or done.
• 02.063 I am a good cook myself,
• 02.063 and cook better than I cook,
• 02.074 “and we’d best get out of the light.”
• 02.079 Bilbo did his best.
• 02.082 “No good roasting ’em now,
• 02.087 “No good boiling ’em!
• 02.094 “Better sit on the last fellow first,” said Bert,
• 02.112 “Would this be any good?” asked Bilbo,
• 02.113 but there was a good deal of food
• 02.114 but it was as good as a short sword for the hobbit.
• 02.115 “These look like good blades,”
• 03.024 but you had best get on foot,
• 03.026 till they were brought to a good path
• 03.029 “Hush, hush! Good People!
• 03.029 and good night!”
• 03.029 Good night!”
• 03.031 but things that are good to have
• 03.031 and days that are good to spend
• 03.031 may make a good tale,
• 03.031 in that good house,
• 03.033 and thinking best,
• 03.034 Their plans were improved with the best advice.
• 03.050 and good speed,
• 04.003 Even the good plans of wise wizards like Gandalf
• 04.003 and of good friends like Elrond go astray sometimes
• 04.007 “Well, if you know of anywhere better,
• 04.008 and Kili to look for a better shelter.
• 04.012 and Kili’s news seemed good enough.
• 04.012 it was good to hear the wind
• 04.014 It turned out a good thing that night
• 04.016 Bilbo’s yell had done that much good.
• 04.028 “Up to no good, I’ll warrant!
• 04.030 Not that it will do you much good, Thorin Oakenshield,
• 04.040 as best he could with his tied hands,
• 04.042 and then again it might be a good deal better.
• 04.042 and then again it might be a good deal better.
• 04.044 and these goblins knew the way better
• 05.002 and crawled along for a good way,
• 05.007 No good at all!
• 05.012 Goblin he thought good,
• 05.022 whether he was good to eat,
• 05.047 But he could not remember anything better at the moment,
• 05.049 I gave you a good long chance just now.’
• 05.065 and having nothing better to ask stuck to his question,
• 05.094 could hardly be something good.
• 05.108 It was no good crawling back
• 05.113 It’s no good going back there to search, no.
• 06.002 Good heavens!’ he exclaimed.
• 06.009 to get out of the mess as best you can yourselves.
• 06.012 Good heavens!
• 06.028 and worked up the best magic he could
• 06.032 After all they had lost a good deal,
• 06.032 so they might be said to have had the best of it so far.
• 06.039 but it was not much good.
• 06.049 and a good deal nearer to them;
• 06.052 Gandalf, who was a good deal taller than the others,
• 06.070 A very good thing too!
• 06.086 At the best of times heights made Bilbo giddy.
• 06.099 he was not much good at skinning rabbits
• 06.100 better than bits of meat toasted on sticks.
• 07.004 but he thought it better to say nothing at all,
• 07.005 After a good while
• 07.011 and now by good management
• 07.011 and good luck I have done it.
• 07.011 Indeed we are now a good deal further east
• 07.012 and it is no good waiting for him.
• 07.019 Hadn’t you better explain it all a bit clearer?’ –
• 07.022 Good gracious heavens,
• 07.027 a good deal,
• 07.030 You had better wait here,’
• 07.030 he had better come alone
• 07.039 a hobbit of good family
• 07.039 but perhaps you have heard of my good cousin Radagast
• 07.044 Then you had better come inside
• 07.069 but they did their best to be frightfully polite,
• 07.074 Good!’ growled Beorn.
• 07.074 It is some good being a wizard,
• 07.084 to see that his tale was making a good impression,
• 07.084 I did the best I could.
• 07.085 Good heavens!’
• 07.088 and they lived a good way away;
• 07.090 A very good tale!’
• 07.090 The best I have heard for a long while.
• 07.090 If all beggars could tell such a good one,
• 07.119 You had better go to bed,
• 07.122 in a splendidly good humour
• 07.123 It was a good story,
• 07.123 but I like it still better now I am sure it is true.
• 07.123 as well as your brother or better.
• 07.126 and twice-baked cakes that would keep good a long time,
• 07.126 and they were good to eat,
• 07.129 through his gate at a good pace.
• 07.136 and you had better keep your promises anyway,
• 07.151 hope for the best,
• 07.152 you had better get off without any more talk!’
• 07.153 Be good,
• 08.012 Still twelve yards is as good as a mile.
• 08.014 What’s the good of that?
• 08.016 and still has the best sight,’
• 08.022 That was a good pull,
• 08.022 and a good job that our rope was the stronger.’
• 08.036 which they had to carry along with them as best they could,
• 08.041 and up he had to go as best he could.
• 08.043 It was no good.
• 08.049 you had better be silent.
• 08.054 but a good way off their track.
• 08.056 A feast would be no good,
• 08.057 all the good things that were being eaten,
• 08.058 After a good deal of creeping
• 08.063 It was no good.
• 08.067 Good heavens!
• 08.067 Dream-dinners aren’t any good,
• 08.068 They are the best I am likely to get
• 08.074 that it was no good trying to do anything
• 08.080 as good a guess as he could
• 08.080 (he was born with a good share of it)
• 08.082 but I’ll wager there is good juice inside.’
• 08.093 but they could make a good guess at the direction
• 08.098 Not very good perhaps,
• 08.105 a good way below.
• 08.107 and then he did his best to help the hobbit,
• 08.107 None of them were better off than Fili,
• 08.119 better than the rest,
• 08.120 and they could not go much better than a hobble
• 08.124 But it seemed that some good magic lingered
• 08.127 Good old Bilbo –
• 08.131 but loved best the stars;
• 08.131 and that is Good People.
• 09.011 he did no good.
• 09.017 but it was not much good among fourteen.
• 09.018 for a good deal of traffic went out
• 09.024 Very good,’
• 09.028 there’s a good fellow!’
• 09.034 and think of a better plan –
• 09.035 and it was no good grumbling
• 09.038 though Bilbo did his best
• 09.048 and his best wine
• 09.056 Then he saw that it would have been no good
• 09.059 and lay on the top spread out to keep the balance as best he could.
• 09.059 The breeze was cold but better than the water,
• 09.060 and the barrel was a good big one
• 09.064 and for a mercy he did not sneeze again for a good while.
• 10.004 in the end by the only road that was any good.
• 10.011 that he had had at least one good meal
• 10.011 you had better slap your arms
• 10.013 and it was no good asking them to help.
• 10.031 that could not give any good account of themselves,
• 10.039 the dwarves’ good feeling towards the little hobbit
• 11.009 We can do no good here!
• 11.016 but each of them took a good coil of rope
• 11.019 was no good against the magic
• 11.027 and ‘Good Gracious!’
• 12.002 who has proved himself a good companion on our long road,
• 12.002 and if I may say so possessed of good luck
• 12.003 though he went on a good deal longer than this.
• 12.006 but they would all have done their best
• 12.008 After a while Balin bade Bilbo ‘Good luck!’
• 12.023 It’s no good here.’
• 12.033 and that it was no good giving up their quest yet.
• 12.035 I made the best beginning I could.
• 12.037 but I will do my best to think about it.
• 12.057 That’s better!’
• 12.06 I will give you one piece of advice for your good:
• 12.062 no one better.
• 12.079 but his mistake at the end shook him into better sense.
• 12.081 In the meanwhile his friends did their best to cheer him up;
• 12.084 The thrushes are good
• 12.091 and if we are smashed with it the better he will like it.’
• 12.103 in this way he felt better
• 13.005 And I think this time you had better all come with me.’
• 13.039 I would give a good many of these precious goblets,’
• 13.04 but what good has any armour ever been
• 13.059 I would give a good breakfast to know.
• 13.064 keeps good indefinitely,
• 14.027 He may have a good head for business –
• 14.027 but he is no good when anything serious happens!’
• 14.041 He would have done better to have remained my guest.
• 14.041 that blows no one any good.’
• 14.042 for he was the lord of a good
• 14.042 Their welcome was good,
• 15.014 and some you will not think so good.
• 15.022 I will not say if this counsel be good or bad,’
• 15.027 Better still,
• 15.028 but cram is much better than nothing –
• 16.005 I do not call this counsel good.
• 16.011 I would give a good deal for the feel of grass at my toes.’
• 16.012 I would give a good deal for the feel
• 16.012 and for a soft bed after a good supper!’
• 16.014 You are a good fellow,
• 16.024 my good elves.
• 16.026 in his best business manner,
• 16.031 a good many of them have had experience
• 16.045 All in good time!’ said Gandalf.
• 16.045 Good night!’
• 17.028 and is too good for you.
• 17.036 Dwarf-mail may be good,
• 18.017 Farewell, good thief,’
• 18.019 in you of good than you know,
• 18.031 May it bring good fortune to all his folk that dwell here after!’
• 18.036 I am sure it is better
• 18.039 and good luck,
• 18.045 in my halls the better shall I be pleased!’
• 19.006 and good magic;
• 19.017 A second good night,
• 19.025 You had better take this, Gandalf.
• 19.037 The people who had got specially good bargains

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