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    All that is gold does not glitter

    "Not all that is gold does glitter" is more precise but doesn't fit the rhythm of the poem as well.
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    Why no one questions Gandalfs background

    I expect that the Butterbur family has known Gandalf for hundreds of years. I can just see the scene of little Barliman hearing stories about Gandalf from his grandfather.
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    Horses on the Waves

    Style. An excellent foreshadowing of "The White Rider" too.
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    Ambiguity and Tom Bombadil's Identity

    It's my opinion, in keeping with Tolkien's view of his work as "discovery" instead of "invention" that he himself never discovered who Bombadil was.
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    how long is it going to take? and do we care?

    No worries, there's years of discussions in the appendices. Can you imagine how long it's going to take to discuss the kinstrife period of Gondor's history!!!
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    "Cleave" and "primal words"

    Another such word is sanction, which can mean to officially allow, or to officially provide for a punishment.
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    Frodo, your sword is broken

    A couple of things come to mind here. Frodo's defiance at the ford slows the Witch King in the ford making him waste the time to break Frodo's sword and silence him. This gives the flood time to reach the ford before the Nazgul finish crossing. If Frodo hadn't defied the Nazgul, they may...
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    Aragorn not approaching sooner

    Tom must certainly know Aragorn or at least of Aragorn: 'Few now remember them,' Tom murmured, 'yet still some go wandering, sons of forgotten kings walking in loneliness, guarding from evil things folk that are heedless.' The hobbits did not understand his words, but as he spoke they had a...
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    Aragorn and Sleep

    Denethor and Faramir, too, operate well on less than normal sleep when the going gets tough. It's probably a Numenorian thing.
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    We still remember, we who dwell

    We still remember, we who dwell