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Lay of Leithian Canto IV

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This [[Cantos of the Lay of Leithian|Canto]] first speaks of Beren “He lay upon the leafy mould/his face upon earth’s bosom cold/aswoon with overwhelming bliss/enchanted of an elven kiss”.  Then it tells of Lúthien’s return and their dance, and how [[Daeron|Dairon]] espied them, and as he loved Lúthien he betrayed them to [[Thingol]].  Then how Lúthien led Beren into [[Menegroth]] after Thingol promised her that his life would be spared.  There he requested the hand of Lúthien, and Thingol, as he was bound to his oath not to harm Beren, in his wrath gave the bride-price as a [[Silmarils|Silmaril]].  Then Beren laughed as if it were a small thing, and left the hall with the promise to bring one back.  This fourth canto can be considered the true beginning of the quest.
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{{lolcantos}}This [[Cantos of the Lay of Leithian|Canto]] first speaks of Beren “He lay upon the leafy mould/his face upon earth’s bosom cold/aswoon with overwhelming bliss/enchanted of an elven kiss”.  Then it tells of Lúthien’s return and their dance, and how [[Daeron|Dairon]] espied them, and as he loved Lúthien he betrayed them to [[Thingol]].  Then how Lúthien led Beren into [[Menegroth]] after Thingol promised her that his life would be spared.  There he requested the hand of Lúthien, and Thingol, as he was bound to his oath not to harm Beren, in his wrath gave the bride-price as a [[Silmarils|Silmaril]].  Then Beren laughed as if it were a small thing, and left the hall with the promise to bring one back.  This fourth canto can be considered the true beginning of the quest.

Revision as of 14:46, 26 April 2006

Lay of Leithian cantos
  1. Canto I
  2. Canto II
  3. Canto III
  4. Canto IV
  5. Canto V
  6. Canto VI
  7. Canto VII
  8. Canto VIII
  9. Canto IX
  10. Canto X
  11. Canto XI
  12. Canto XII
  13. Canto XIII
  14. Canto XIV

This Canto first speaks of Beren “He lay upon the leafy mould/his face upon earth’s bosom cold/aswoon with overwhelming bliss/enchanted of an elven kiss”. Then it tells of Lúthien’s return and their dance, and how Dairon espied them, and as he loved Lúthien he betrayed them to Thingol. Then how Lúthien led Beren into Menegroth after Thingol promised her that his life would be spared. There he requested the hand of Lúthien, and Thingol, as he was bound to his oath not to harm Beren, in his wrath gave the bride-price as a Silmaril. Then Beren laughed as if it were a small thing, and left the hall with the promise to bring one back. This fourth canto can be considered the true beginning of the quest.