Flame

We’ve recently done “Fire” – it’s a nice moment to add “Flame”.

• 1.079 The fire was red, it flaming spread;
• 1.083 Suddenly in the wood beyond The Water a flame leapt up –
• 1.083 and kindling it all to flames.
• 1.123 in a spout of flame.
• 4.041 now it was bright as blue flame
• 5.101 the light of his eyes burned with a pale flame.
• 6.064 one in blue flames,
• 6.065 in flames.
• 6.07 in flames.
• 6.07 and fierce as the flames.
• 6.072 until nearly all the flames were put out –
• 6.072 and flame
• 6.072 he could feel the heat of the flames;
• 6.079 the flames were under Gandalf’s tree.
• 6.084 The flames about the trees sprang suddenly up
• 7.096 in the light of the dancing flames
• 8.006 in the little flicker of the flames.
• 12.022 and scarlet flame.
• 12.029 licking the mountain-sides with flame,
• 12.032 and the little high-walled bay had kept out his fiercest flames.
• 12.079 for the dragon spouted terrific flames after him,
• 14.015 Flames unquenchable sprang high into the night.
• 14.018 The flames were near him.
• 17.05 with a gleam of chill flame,

Red

So much to say about this great word, but this morning’s accomplishment is graduating to Python3 to handle my bullet points better.

• 01.032 He hung his red one next to it,
• 1.051 A little red wine,
• 1.058 and red
• 1.079 The fire was red, it flaming spread;
• 1.101 in the light of a big lamp with a red shade
• 1.104 in red on the Mountain,’ said Balin,
• 1.11 in red ink.
• 2.036 a reddish comfortable-looking light,
• 2.04 Suddenly the red light shone out very bright
• 2.042 As for Bilbo walking primly towards the red light,
• 4.018 of a red light before them.
• 4.023 It was lit by a great red fire
• 4.044 The blink of red torches could be seen
• 5.03 Thirty white horses on a red hill,
• 5.134 Not red light,
• 6.005 a head with a red hood on:
• 6.064 one in red,
• 6.07 and their eyes shining as red
• 6.085 a red twinkle on the black floor;
• 7.094 and on the table were two tall red beeswax candles.
• 7.116 green, blue, red, silver-grey, yellow, white;
• 7.126 and red earthenware pots of honey,
• 7.133 but soon the sun rose red
• 7.133 of red deer browsing
• 8.005 and sometimes pairs of yellow or red or green eyes
• 8.037 of the path from the deep red carpets
• 8.054 they saw a red twinkle
• 9.001 like hundreds of red stars.
• 9.005 with red torch-light,
• 9.005 and red leaves,
• 11.032 a red ray of the sun escaped like a finger through a rent
• 12.011 It was a red light steadily getting redder
• 12.011 in the red glow
• 12.028 A red light touched the points of standing rocks.
• 12.044 and piercing ray of red
• 14.011 and the lake rippled red as fire
• 17.048 black and red,
• 17.055 and red light leapt from their eyes.
• 17.062 and a red sunset slashed the West.
• 18.02 he wept until his eyes were red
• 19.027 He mopped his face with a red silk handkerchief –
• 19.036 and red hung on the gate,

Fire

An Aristotelian element today –

• 01.017 and laburnums of fire
• 01.072 and the fire died down,
• 01.079 The fire was red, it flaming spread;
• 01.080 The dragon’s ire more fierce than fire
• 01.123 in fire.
• 02.002 lit fires,
• 02.029 in my nice hole by the fire,
• 02.034 Also the mischief seemed to have got into the fire.
• 02.034 Dwarves can make a fire almost anywhere out of almost anything,
• 02.036 and Gloin went on trying to light the fire,
• 02.036 as it might be a fire or torches twinkling.
• 02.042 he got right up to the fire –
• 02.042 for fire it was –
• 02.043 a very large fire of beech-logs.
• 02.065 in the fire,
• 02.070 and rolling nearly into the fire
• 02.075 and looked at the fire,
• 02.075 and Bifur and Bofur and Bombur piled uncomfortably near the fire.
• 02.079 and he jumped forward to the fire,
• 02.079 all on fire at one end;
• 02.109 “when what we wanted was fire
• 02.116 in the embers of the fire.
• 02.126 Looking behind I saw a fire
• 03.004 before the fire
• 04.013 Oin and Gloin wanted to light a fire at the door
• 04.023 It was lit by a great red fire
• 04.035 and the great fire went off poof!
• 05.103 in Gollum’s eyes had become a green fire,
• 05.134 as of fire or lantern,
• 05.149 Chapter VI OUT OF THE FRYING-PAN INTO THE FIRE
• 06.030 Gandalf had made a special study of bewitchments with fire
• 06.051 out of the frying-pan into the fire’
• 06.064 Then he set one alight with bright blue fire,
• 06.064 and immediately his shaggy coat caught fire,
• 06.065 Wolves are afraid of fire at all times,
• 06.065 and uncanny fire.
• 06.067 and see the tiny flashes of fire,
• 06.070 The wolves that had caught fire
• 06.070 All round the clearing of the Wargs fire was leaping.
• 06.071 Goblins are not afraid of fire,
• 06.072 but they did not put out the fire
• 06.072 That fire they fed with leaves
• 06.072 till the running fire was licking the fuel piled under the trees.
• 06.076 Also naughty little boys that play with fire get punished.’
• 06.079 The bark caught fire,
• 06.084 in crackling fire.
• 06.088 and his thoughts were a mixture of surprise at being saved from the fire,
• 06.099 Later on you might have seen a bright fire
• 06.099 in setting the fire going,
• 07.045 lit only by the fire
• 07.092 which they lit at the fire
• 07.092 and set them up near the fire.
• 07.094 and the fire flickered about them,
• 07.096 The fires
• 07.097 The dwarves were sitting cross-legged on the floor round the fire,
• 07.106 The fire burned low
• 07.106 the fire had now sunk to a few embers;
• 07.122 and the death from the wizard’s fire
• 08.006 so they gave up fires
• 08.048 and fires burning on the ground;
• 08.054 and fires were burning under the trees,
• 08.058 There was a fire
• 08.059 Somebody kicked the fire
• 08.063 he stumbled forward into the full blaze of the fire
• 08.070 and many fires must have been lit suddenly
• 08.071 and across the fires,
• 08.072 The fires leaped up
• 09.062 Also he had caught a glimpse of a fire through the trees,
• 09.063 and far from a fire,
• 10.018 and laughing by a fire
• 10.034 like fire through all the town.
• 12.011 like the noise of a large pot galloping on the fire,
• 12.013 but his fires were low
• 12.021 Fire!
• 12.021 His fire belched forth,
• 12.029 Flickering fires leaped up
• 12.079 but the nostrils sent forth fire
• 12.104 in fire
• 13.032 had rekindled all the fire of their dwarvish hearts;
• 13.071 Chapter XIV FIRE and WATER
• 14.006 As like as not it is the marauding fire of the Dragon,
• 14.011 they could see him as a spark of fire
• 14.011 and the lake rippled red as fire
• 14.014 Fire leaped from the dragon’s jaws.
• 14.015 Fire leaped from thatched roofs
• 14.023 his belly glittered white with sparkling fires of gems
• 14.035 in fire,
• 14.037 unless it was to call loudly for men to bring him fire
• 14.038 he found talk running like fire among the people
• 15.029 there were many lights as of fires
• 15.034 and feasting by the fires.
• 16.008 I wish we could have a fire up here as they have
• 16.024 you will take me along quick to a fire,
• 16.025 Bilbo was sitting beside a warm fire
• 17.050 and each flickered as it fled as if with stinging fire.
• 17.055 in a dying fire.
• 18.001 but his head burned with fire.
• 18.054 So comes snow after fire,
• 19.003 The fire is more shining
• 19.032 Eyes that fire and sword have seen
• 19.042 in chairs by the fire.

Night

Oh, friends!!! Guess what! This word appears everywhere except Chapter 5! If you know about me and Chapter 5, you know my toes are tingling.

• 1.079 The winds were moaning in the night.
• 1.123 and come by night to Dale,
• 1.14 I think we have talked long enough for one night,
• 2.001 the party of the night before
• 2.002 and to forget about the night before.
• 2.031 It was nearly night when they had crossed over.
• 2.034 but they could not do it that night,
• 2.037 and wet clothes all the night.
• 2.042 anything at all on a windy night,
• 2.047 Then the night could have been spent cheerily.
• 2.082 it’d take all night,” said a voice.
• 2.083 “or it will take all night.”
• 2.105 “The night’s gettin’ on,
• 2.117 for their night had been disturbed;
• 3.029 and good night!”
• 3.029 Good night!”
• 4.002 The nights were comfortless
• 4.004 in the mountains at night,
• 4.005 There they were sheltering under a hanging rock for the night,
• 4.014 It turned out a good thing that night
• 6.033 in hundreds when night comes on;
• 6.034 and it was Monday night
• 6.035 he had not had a meal since the night before the night before last.
• 6.035 he had not had a meal since the night before the night before last.
• 6.061 had been planned for that very night.
• 6.062 to come by night upon some of the villages nearest the mountains.
• 6.077 To light the night for our delight,
• 6.078 and light the night for our delight,
• 6.09 in his eyrie at night!
• 6.092 and flew away with him into the night leaving Bilbo all alone.
• 6.1 But all night he dreamed of his own house
• 7.023 on the top of the Carrock at night watching the moon
• 7.043 They surprised us at night
• 7.096 The dark night came on outside.
• 7.098 there shadows lay by night and day,
• 7.103 over the wide seas of the night.
• 7.106 Yet in the night he woke:
• 7.113 and heard nothing since the night before,
• 7.117 outside here last night.
• 7.117 the night before last.
• 7.131 it is well protected at night! –
• 7.133 and into the night beneath the moon.
• 7.134 though their night had been short.
• 7.136 if you have not seen each night after dark a great bear going along with us
• 7.146 in the morning as at night,
• 8.005 The nights were the worst.
• 8.006 they tried lighting watch-fires at night,
• 8.006 and sat at night
• 8.035 They were a gloomy party that night,
• 8.046 That night they ate their very last scraps
• 8.06 but to settle down for the night where they were;
• 8.069 Later when the night must have been getting old,
• 8.08 in the night –
• 8.107 and from hanging most of the night
• 8.111 The spiders had caught them pretty easily the night before,
• 8.124 Whether it was one of those they had seen the night before,
• 8.129 as evening wore to black night;
• 8.13 in the night,
• 9.001 once more into the blackness of night,
• 9.029 in the woods that night,
• 9.053 Up from mere and pool at night!
• 9.063 much of his adventures that night,
• 9.063 The rest of the night he had to pass wet
• 10.01 and the shades of night had fallen.
• 10.021 in the night
• 11.001 even for the night so near the shadow of the Mountain.
• 11.002 although the night was already drawing on.
• 11.003 and lonely night
• 11.016 in the camp that night.
• 11.028 That night he was very miserable
• 12.009 that night of the party,
• 12.031 and again through the night
• 12.039 everyone ought to be well inside the tunnel by night.
• 12.042 but it was as dark as night
• 12.059 I thought so last night,’
• 12.06 Let me tell you I ate six ponies last night
• 12.063 for that cup last night?’
• 12.091 and anyway the night has come
• 12.099 I like this silence far less than the uproar of last night.
• 13.057 As a matter of fact two nights
• 13.057 and it might have been one night or a week of nights
• 13.057 and it might have been one night or a week of nights
• 14.004 Last night the watchmen saw them start
• 14.013 No fireworks you ever imagined equalled the sights that night.
• 14.015 Flames unquenchable sprang high into the night.
• 14.038 for the night was bitter
• 14.038 and sorrow that night,
• 15.001 All night one of them had watched,
• 15.017 the third night back from now at the rising of the moon.’
• 15.029 There came a night when suddenly
• 15.031 That night the dwarves slept little.
• 15.06 Chapter XVI A THIEF in THE NIGHT
• 16.007 That night Bilbo made up his mind.
• 16.045 Good night!’
• 17.031 and the night.
• 17.031 He had hurried on through the night,
• 17.044 and they hastened night after night through the mountains,
• 17.044 and they hastened night after night through the mountains,
• 18.008 and comfortable night
• 18.025 before the fall of night;
• 19.011 “And bright are the windows of Night in her tower.
[19.012]”
• 19.016 and you have slept now since the night’s beginning.
• 19.017 A second good night,

Wind

This is “wind, air in motion”, not “to wind, to put in a curved shape” – and may I remind my Dear Word Fans that words with nautical significance have massive entries in the OED? Ye bobs. Two cups of coffee. Magnificent.

• 1.068 of the smoke-rings he had sent up the wind over The Hill.
• 1.079 The winds were moaning in the night.
• 1.123 and cracking in the wind.
• 2.03 Wind got up,
• 2.031 The wind broke up the grey clouds,
• 2.034 the wind shook the rain off the leaves,
• 2.034 wind or no wind;
• 2.034 wind or no wind;
• 2.042 anything at all on a windy night,
• 4.002 and the wind came shrill among the rocks.
• 4.002 and the wail of wind
• 4.005 Then came a wind
• 4.005 and the wind whipped the rain
• 4.009 in the wind.
• 4.012 The wind was howling
• 4.012 it was good to hear the wind
• 5.034 Wind,
• 5.034 wind of course,
• 6.045 There was no wind that evening to bring even a sea-sighing
• 6.059 and not windy.
• 6.059 and the wind,
• 7.003 It is a fair morning with little wind.
• 7.008 May the wind under your wings bear you
• 7.096 like wind
• 7.098 The wind was on the withered heath,
• 7.099 The wind came down from mountains cold,
• 7.1 The wind went on from West to East;
• 8.004 and longed for the feel of wind on their faces.
• 8.037 and a noise of wind,
• 8.043 and the feel of the wind,
• 10.045 and winds were cold,
• 11.019 except that of the wind
• 12.029 with a noise like a roaring wind.
• 12.042 that smoke on a gentle wind
• 12.07 and wind,
• 12.102 down the wind
• 13.002 I must feel the wind on my face soon or die.
• 13.05 and to feel the wind on my face.
• 13.05 But, ow! this wind is cold!’
• 14.025 and the wind grew loud
• 14.025 and down the wind came the voices
• 14.026 shivering in the cold wind,
• 14.041 It is an ill wind,
• 15.024 for the peaceful winding up of these affairs.
• 17.002 They will have got wind of his coming.
• 17.031 The next day the wind shifted west,
• 17.04 Winter thunder on a wild wind rolled roaring up
• 17.04 but it did not come with the wind,
• 17.062 The clouds were torn by the wind,
• 17.064 The eagles were coming down the wind,
• 19.011 The wind’s in the tree-top, the wind’s in the heather;
• 19.011 The wind’s in the tree-top, the wind’s in the heather;
• 19.014 Sigh no more Pine, till the wind of the morn!
• 19.019 and wind

Height

There is so much to learn about this beautiful word – a noun, a verb, and spelled with equal currency and correctness as “highth”. I learn with delight that my mother’s way of saying and writing it – “heighth” – is a lingering touch of the 17th century. I say it that way in my head, though I’ve adapted to the more acceptable spelling. Ahhh, words.

“height | highth, n.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2020, http://www.oed.com/viewdictionaryentry/Entry/85484. Accessed 22 June 2020.

Five times out of twelve in the work, the word means “that high place right over there”.

• 01.004 about half our height,
• 01.079 The pines were roaring on the height,
• 06.086 At the best of times heights made Bilbo giddy.
• 07.005 even from their great height,
• 08.132 a river ran out of the heights of the forest
• 11.005 in a height called Ravenhill.
• 12.007 at the height of their wealth
• 14.013 the dragon’s wrath blazed to its height,
• 15.010 This very height was once named Ravenhill,
• 17.031 The dwarves are exceedingly strong for their height,
• 17.048 climbed to the height of the Eastern shoulder
• 17.052 when a cry rang out on the heights above.

Pine

Over a hundred species grow tall within the genus Pinus – I would love to hear from a botanist Tolkienist which species our author may have been thinking of in his imagination.

The meaning “to long” is not present in the work.

• 01.079 The pines were roaring on the height,
• 06.041 They slid into the edge of a climbing wood of pines
• 06.045 down the gentle slopes of a pine forest
• 06.052 in a huge pine with regular branches sticking out at intervals
• 06.052 a large pine standing at the very edge of the glade.
• 19.014 Sigh no more Pine, till the wind of the morn!

Hear

I’m including “hear”, “hears”, “heard”, and “unheard”. Word Fans, does “unheard” seem appropriate to you? Such decisions comprise the art that I have found necessary in this project.

• 01.004 which they can hear a mile off.
• 01.006 If you had heard only a quarter of what I have heard about him,
• 01.006 If you had heard only a quarter of what I have heard about him,
• 01.006 and I have only heard very little of all there is to hear,
• 01.006 and I have only heard very little of all there is to hear,
• 01.078 Was sung unheard by men or elves.
• 01.081 The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
• 01.083 and hear the pine-trees
• 01.095 This is what he heard,
• 01.120 and didn’t you hear our song?
• 01.123 The first we heard of it was
• 01.137 Hear, hear!’ said Bilbo,
• 01.137 Hear, hear!’ said Bilbo,
• 01.138 Hear what?’
• 01.138 Hear what I have got to say!’
• 01.143 he could hear Thorin still humming to himself
• 02.028 and sang songs Bilbo had never heard before.
• 02.038 They have seldom even heard of the king round here,
• 02.048 Of the various burglarious proceedings he had heard of
• 02.072 The dwarves had heard noises from a distance,
• 02.080 not daring to move for fear they should hear him.
• 02.108 They had to hear Bilbo’s account
• 03.011 They could hear the voice of hurrying water
• 03.034 or one or two of the songs that they heard
• 03.037 I have heard that there are still forgotten treasures of old
• 04.005 They could hear the giants guffawing
• 04.012 it was good to hear the wind
• 04.013 but Gandalf would not hear of it.
• 04.025 because of the war which you have heard mentioned,
• 04.043 they began to hear goblin noises
• 04.044 so that do what they could the dwarves heard the cries
• 04.044 Soon they could hear even the flap of the goblin feet,
• 04.050 nor even Gandalf heard them coming.
• 05.001 He could hear nothing,
• 05.008 that men have mostly never heard or have forgotten long ago.
• 05.009 and still he heard no sound of anything
• 05.010 and he could hear,
• 05.034 Fortunately he had once heard something rather like this before,
• 05.038 Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
• 05.039 Bilbo had heard that sort of thing before;
• 05.056 and ogres he had ever heard told of
• 05.089 Bilbo thought he had heard the last of him.
• 05.090 Suddenly he heard a screech.
• 05.091 Bilbo heard him crying.
• 05.105 he heard the hiss loud behind him,
• 05.119 He had heard of such things,
• 05.132 then they’ll have heard his shrieking
• 06.003 when he heard voices.
• 06.020 because I heard him talking to himself.
• 06.025 Bilbo had not heard it.
• 06.028 As soon as Gandalf had heard Bilbo’s yell
• 06.041 and the last faint crashes could be heard
• 06.046 that he could hear the dwarves’ breathing
• 06.049 All of a sudden they heard a howl away down hill,
• 06.050 To hear it out
• 06.061 I will tell you what Gandalf heard,
• 06.066 I hear wolves’ voices!
• 06.067 and hear the howling
• 06.073 He could hear the goblins
• 06.089 No you don’t!’ he heard Dori answering,
• 06.097 in a weak little voice that nobody heard.
• 07.019 when they heard the wizard talking like this to Bilbo.
• 07.023 and I heard him growl
• 07.038 Never heard of him,’
• 07.039 I have heard of you,
• 07.039 if you have not heard of me;
• 07.039 but perhaps you have heard of my good cousin Radagast
• 07.076 That’s the first time I’ve heard eight called a dozen.
• 07.080 That’s the first time I’ve heard one from ten leave fourteen.
• 07.082 when he heard of the hobbit’s reappearance
• 07.090 The best I have heard for a long while.
• 07.093 was heard,
• 07.096 it seemed to Bilbo that he heard a sound
• 07.113 and heard nothing since the night before,
• 07.120 and he heard the same scraping, scuffling,
• 07.126 for I have heard that it carries enchantment
• 07.130 while the forest-road itself, he had heard,
• 07.153 They heard his voice come faintly:
• 08.029 but they heard the sound of hooves quickly falter
• 08.032 it seemed they could hear the noise
• 08.038 At times they heard disquieting laughter.
• 08.042 He could hear the dwarves shouting up at him from far below,
• 08.048 When he heard that there was nothing to eat,
• 08.062 and they heard the voices
• 08.080 That is why the spiders neither saw nor heard him coming.
• 08.094 and also to let the dwarves hear his voice.
• 08.130 had passed over him unheard.
• 09.003 Nor did they hear or feel him trotting along
• 09.014 when he heard Bilbo’s little voice
• 09.022 Then Bilbo heard the king’s butler
• 09.025 When he heard this
• 09.055 he could hear the elves still singing
• 09.056 He heard the creak of the water-gate being hauled up,
• 10.006 the noise of the falls could be heard
• 10.007 he heard the elves speak of
• 10.018 and did not hear the noise x of the unpacking of the dwarves
• 10.040 I have never heard what happened
• 11.027 Bilbo heard this –
• 11.030 At that very moment he heard a sharp crack
• 12.008 hear the rustle of the whispering voices of the others just outside.
• 12.015 Bilbo had heard tell
• 12.017 we’ll hear no more of that.’
• 12.022 The dwarves heard
• 12.028 A whirring noise was heard.
• 12.031 they could hear the roar of the flying dragon grow
• 12.043 and he won’t hear me.
• 12.043 He had forgotten or had never heard about
• 12.045 I hear your breath.
• 12.066 I am pleased to hear
• 12.089 or so I have always heard,’
• 12.092 or we should have heard him.’
• 12.095 Bilbo wished he had never heard them,
• 12.101 they heard the roar
• 13.016 when they heard his voice;
• 13.027 Faintly the dwarves heard his small cries,
• 13.070 Hear, hear!’ cried Bilbo,
• 13.070 Hear, hear!’ cried Bilbo,
• 14.001 to hear news of Smaug,
• 14.020 and of all that it had heard.
• 14.034 were now heard as loudly crying that the dwarves
• 14.040 Beorn had heard it
• 14.041 That will be the last we shall hear
• 15.001 they had not heard or seen any sign of danger.
• 15.009 You must have heard the ugly names
• 15.025 cried the dwarves as if they had not heard him;
• 15.026 As you have heard some of the events already,
• 15.027 they heard that three of their ponies had escaped
• 16.003 Bilbo heard these words
• 16.029 You have not heard of Dain
• 16.031 of which you have no doubt heard.
• 16.034 Let us hear it!’
• 16.045 There is news brewing that even the ravens have not heard.
• 17.002 said Thorin when he heard.
• 17.002 and I will hear,’
• 17.031 when a cry was heard
• 17.061 I have heard songs of many battles,
• 17.065 If the elves could not see him they could hear him.
• 18.010 that your voice was last heard
• 19.001 Bilbo heard the elves still singing
• 19.005 to hear the tale of their adventures.

Sing

Sing, sang, sung – there’s nothing like a good old strong verb to start my Monday correctly. Friends, there’s a parallel to be made with Methodist hymns in the last handful of examples – I leave this exercise to the Reader.

I did simultaneously search for “unsung” just in case.

• 01.063 But the dwarves only started to sing:
• 01.072 and then another began to sing as they played,
• 01.072 deep-throated singing of the dwarves
• 01.078 Was sung unheard by men or elves.
• 01.083 As they sang
• 01.084 and the singing had stopped,
• 02.027 and they told stories or sang songs
• 02.028 and sang songs Bilbo had never heard before.
• 02.029 with the kettle just beginning to sing!”
• 03.001 They did not sing or tell stories that day,
• 03.004 and of the kettle singing.
• 03.018 and sang
• 03.024 and sing with us,
• 03.025 Elvish singing is not a thing to miss,
• 03.026 and they sang a merry song as the party went across.
• 03.033 or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing,
• 03.049 and sing upon the midsummer’s eve.
• 04.002 and they did not dare to sing or talk too loud,
• 04.018 The goblins began to sing, or croak,
• 05.006 of which so many songs had sung;
• 06.075 Sing, sing little birds!
• 06.075 Sing, sing little birds!
• 06.075 Why don’t you sing?’
• 06.076 and they went on singing.
• 07.084 and sang songs making fun of us.
• 07.097 and presently they began to sing.
• 07.097 and their singing went on for a long while:
• 07.120 and while the dwarves were still singing songs
• 07.132 and to sing again
• 07.134 Birds began to sing less.
• 08.038 Sometimes there was singing
• 08.038 and the singing was beautiful,
• 08.048 and there was a merry singing,
• 08.070 And hark to the singing
• 08.071 and many were singing.
• 08.094 then dancing among the trees he began to sing a song
• 08.095 This is what he sang:
• 08.098 As he sang he threw some more stones
• 08.102 and went off singing.
• 08.119 and singing suddenly stopped.
• 09.005 and the elf-guards sang as they marched along the twisting,
• 09.039 and singing snatches of song.
• 09.050 So they sang as first one barrel
• 09.052 began to sing a song round the river-door.
• 09.055 he could hear the elves still singing
• 10.008 though some still sang old songs
• 10.008 Some sang too that Thror
• 10.034 Some began to sing snatches of old songs
• 10.036 So they sang,
• 10.037 and sang songs all day,
• 10.045 People sang on the quays
• 11.004 at the singing of old songs by the lake
• 11.019 and never called or sang,
• 12.015 and sing of dragon-hoards before,
• 14.016 the old songs of mirth to come had been sung
• 14.034 and some of those who had before sung the old songs loudest,
• 15.004 and sang;
• 15.004 and again he sang,
• 15.035 and was much like the song they had sung long before
• 18.043 and sang
• 19.001 Bilbo heard the elves still singing
• 19.002 And elves are yet singing
• 19.010 Below it many elves were singing loud
• 19.011 Sing all ye joyful, now sing all together!
• 19.011 Sing all ye joyful, now sing all together!
• 19.013 Sing we now softly, and dreams let us weave him!

Song

How unexpected that the word “song” appears only fifty-six times – the thread of music weaves so thoroughly through Tolkien’s writing that somehow I expected to hear about it at every turn. But no – the Master Craftsman uses a delicate brush which never points at itself.

• 01.072 and this is like a fragment of their song,
• 01.072 if it can be like their song without their music.
• 01.078 There lay they long, and many a song
• 01.120 and didn’t you hear our song?
• 02.027 and they told stories or sang songs
• 02.028 and sang songs Bilbo had never heard before.
• 03.013 Just then there came a burst of song
• 03.021 Then off they went into another song
• 03.026 and they sang a merry song as the party went across.
• 03.034 or one or two of the songs that they heard
• 03.050 Now they rode away amid songs of farewell
• 04.022 The general meaning of the song was only too plain;
• 05.006 of which so many songs had sung;
• 06.073 beginning a horrible song:
• 07.084 and sang songs making fun of us.
• 07.120 and while the dwarves were still singing songs
• 08.071 and their songs were filled with mirth.
• 08.071 and fair were those songs,
• 08.094 then dancing among the trees he began to sing a song
• 08.099 and began a new song:
• 09.039 and singing snatches of song.
• 09.041 while the song is up!’
• 09.052 began to sing a song round the river-door.
• 10.008 though some still sang old songs
• 10.008 and all that land would be filled with new song
• 10.034 nor did he think much of old songs,
• 10.034 Some began to sing snatches of old songs
• 10.034 Others took up the song
• 10.035 To songs of yore re-sung.
• 10.036 no songs had alluded to him even
• 10.037 and sang songs all day,
• 10.038 Some of the songs were old ones;
• 11.002 ‘Not at any rate until the songs have come true!’
• 11.004 There was no laughter or song or sound of harps,
• 11.004 at the singing of old songs by the lake
• 12.048 ‘Truly songs
• 14.005 It is time the songs began to prove themselves again.’
• 14.016 the old songs of mirth to come had been sung
• 14.033 and he is worthy of many imperishable songs.
• 14.033 and led us to believe that old songs could come true?
• 14.034 and some of those who had before sung the old songs loudest,
• 15.033 and with song,
• 15.035 but their song was not as elvish song,
• 15.035 but their song was not as elvish song,
• 15.035 and was much like the song they had sung long before
• 15.043 This song appeared to please Thorin,
• 15.043 both at the song
• 17.061 I have heard songs of many battles,
• 18.003 and no echo of a song.
• 18.019 If more of us valued food and cheer and song
• 18.024 Songs have said
• 18.032 in songs
• 19.001 they burst into a song of much the same kind as before.
• 19.036 to old songs
• 19.045 They are making songs which say that
• 19.046 Then the prophecies of the old songs