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Re: [mythsoc] swearing on/by the Ring?

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  • mcgilge@mtu.edu
    Hmm--I think the mistake I was making was assuming that in terms of Gollum being held to his promise, swearing on it might have a different effect than
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 15, 2004
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      Hmm--I think the mistake I was making was assuming that in terms of
      Gollum being held to his promise, swearing on it might have a different
      effect than swearing by it.

      Looking at your quote, that doesn't make sense since Frodo seems to
      account the latter equally valid.

      Thanks to both of you.

      Megan


      On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, David Bratman wrote:

      > I'm sure that Julie is correct.
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      > "'No! not on it,' said Frodo, looking down at him with stern pity. 'All
      > you wish is to see it and touch it, if you can, though you know it would
      > drive you mad. Not on it. Swear by it, if you will.'"
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      > - David Bratman
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