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Herblore of the Shire

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After his return from the [[War of the Ring]], [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry Brandybuck]] became well known among the [[Shire-hobbits]] for his writing.  Among his works were discussions of calendars and place-names, but perhaps most important was his '''''Herblore of the Shire'''''.<ref>{{FR|Records}}</ref> In this book, he discussed the origins and history of the [[Hobbits]]' 'art' of smoking [[Pipe-weed]], tracing it back through [[Tobold Hornblower]] (who introduced it to the Shire) to its ultimate origins in [[Middle-earth]], in the lands along the southern banks of the [[Anduin]].<ref>{{FR|Pipeweed}}</ref> In the Shire, in fact, Merry's reputation rested more on books like ''Herblore of the Shire'' than on his adventures in the distant [[War of the Ring]].
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'''''Herblore of the Shire''''' was a book written by [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry Brandybuck]], one of several treatises he authored after his return from the [[War of the Ring]].<ref>{{FR|Records}}</ref>  
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The book discussed the origins and history of the [[Hobbits]]' 'art' of smoking [[Pipe-weed]], tracing it back through [[Tobold Hornblower]] (who introduced it to the Shire) to its ultimate origins in [[Middle-earth]], in the lands along the southern banks of the [[Anduin]].<ref>{{FR|Pipeweed}}</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 23:04, 18 August 2013

Herblore of the Shire was a book written by Merry Brandybuck, one of several treatises he authored after his return from the War of the Ring.[1]

The book discussed the origins and history of the Hobbits' 'art' of smoking Pipe-weed, tracing it back through Tobold Hornblower (who introduced it to the Shire) to its ultimate origins in Middle-earth, in the lands along the southern banks of the Anduin.[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Pipe-weed"