- On Sun, 29 Dec 2002 18:12:33 -0500, Cannoneer <cannoneer@...>
>I'm in the middle of a search for sealskin. Don't need much, just a squareDo you have any friends in Alaska or Canada? I believe that at least
>foot or so for a period tobacco pouch. BUT..... I'm told that this is yet
>another of the prohibited items to sell in the US.
one tribe of Native Americans has seal rights (my sis has sent us
stuff from Alaska that certainly *looks* like sealskin).
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>> Discovery of Tolkien's translation of Beowulf.Michael Drout said that the book was supposed to be available via Amazon
>> This is a turn up for the book!
>> Discovery of 2000 handwritten pages of Tolkien's translation and
>> detailed notes on the poem, by American academic Michael Drout, to be
>> published in 2003.Found in a box of papers at the Bodleian library in
>> Oxford. (Sunday Times Dec29 2002)
Books before Christmas, but it hadn't been listed the last time I checked (I
haven't checked since las thursday). He's been keeping the Anglo-Saxon list
updated periodically since he took the project on - the work is fantastic.
Here's a quote of one section:
Tolkien gave a 'free version' of ll. 210-228 to
illustrate the metre:
Time passed away. On the tide floated
under bank their boat. In her bows mounted
brave men blithely. Breakers turning
spurned the shingle. Splendid armour
they bore aboard, in her bosom piling
well-forged weapons, then away thrust her
to voyage gladly valiant-timbered.
She went then over wave-tops, wind pursued her,
fleet, foam-throated like a flying bird;
and her curving prow on its course waded,
till in due season on the day after
those sea-farers saw before them
shore-cliffs shimmering and sheer mountains,
wide capes by the waves: to water's end
the ship had journeyed. Then ashore swiftly
they leaped to land, lords of Gothland,
bound fast their boat. Their byrnies rattled,
grim gear of war. God thanked they then
that their sea-passage safe had proven.
I'd highly reccomend the book, as soon as you can get it.