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Finduilas and Thorongil

Well...I was reading through a book of poetry I have on loan from the library last night and came across this lovely gem. I couldn't help but be reminded of the relationship between Finduilas and Thorongil, particularly as it relates to Hands of the King. I copied it down and think its worth sharing, if only to see if it makes anyone else laugh, too. "No, Thank You, John" I never said I loved you, John; Why will you tease me day by day And wax a weariness to think upon With always "do" and "pray"? You know I never loved you, John; No fault of mine made me your toast: Why will you haunt me with a face as wan As shows an hour-old ghost? I dare say Meg or Moll would take Pity upon you, if you'd ask: And pray don't remain single for my sake Who can't perform that task. I have no heart?---Perhaps I have not; But then you're mad to take offence That I don't give you what I have not got: Use your own common sense. Let bygones be bygones: Don't call me false, who owed not to be true: I'd rather answer "No" to fifty Johns Than answer "Yes" to you. Let's mar our pleasant days no more, Song-birds of passage, days of youth: Catch at to-day, forget the days before; I'll wink at your untruth. Let us stike hands, as hearty friends; No more, nor less; and friendship's good: Only don't keep in view ulterior ends, And points not understood In open treaty. Rise above Quibbles and shuffling off and on. Here's friendship for you if you like; but love,--- No, thank you, John. -Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) Cheers, D.

 

 

Re: Finduilas and Thorongil

Terribly fitting, if I may say so! Unfortunately, men are never satisfied with kindness and friendship after their unwarranted pursuit of a poor girl. No means no, Mister! LOL Around town, they have billboards with the message, "Scaring me is abuse-- stop it." I propose a new message, "Staring at me is abuse-- stop it."

 

 

Re: Finduilas and Thorongil

Unfortunately, men are never satisfied with kindness and friendship after their unwarranted pursuit of a poor girl. In my (rather limited) experience in such matters this is an unavoidable truth. [sighs] I propose a new message, "Staring at me is abuse-- stop it." Amen.

 

 

Re: Finduilas and Thorongil

Unfortunately, men are never satisfied with kindness and friendship after their unwarranted pursuit of a poor girl. In this, I think Thorongil shall surprise us all. Or not such a surprise, considering who he is. Ang

 

 

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