"who young when Laurelin yet bloomed"

Discussion in '"The Lays of Beleriand"' started by Elfarmari, May 22, 2003.

  1. Elfarmari

    Elfarmari Tingilindë

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    I was reading the "Lay of Leithian Recommenced" the other night, and found this passage that confused me.
    does this line mean 1) that Maglor died while Laurelin bloomed? Or 2) that he sang when Laurelin bloomed, and then later died? I took it to mean 1, and was very confused. Feanor and his sons did not leave Aman until after Morgoth destroyed the Two Trees. Is this just an accidental inconsistency or am I reading it wrong?

    EDIT: never mind, I just re-read the line for the millionth time and figured out it probably means "Maglor, who was young when Laurelin yet bloomed, to endless lamentation passed. . .":rolleyes:
     
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    Inderjit S Bootylicious

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    I think it means Maglor was young, i.e he was growing upwhen Laurelin bloomed.