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The Last Ship

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The Last Ship was a poem of the lore of the Shire originating in the Fourth Age, and was probably derived from Gondor.[1]

It spoke about a woman, Fíriel, who was so beautiful that the Elves offered to carry her over the Straight Road to Valinor, but she was unable to accompany them.[2]

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The poem was written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil in 1962. It is a revised edition of the poem Firiel published in 1934.

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Last Ship"