a while ago. I just love it!
Let me set the context. Here is Thorin Oakenshield, King under the Mountain speaking to Bilbo
Baggins of Bag-End Under-Hill. Thorin has been fatally wounded and is
speaking his last words to Bilbo. They had a bit of a falling out
earlier and are now making things right.
“’No!’ said Thorin.
‘There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West.
Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued
food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier
world.’” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit