Here's a more scholarly way of expressing how (and why) Tolkien saw himself as a discoverer of legends rather than an inventor of stories.
Tuor happens to be my favorite among Tolkien's characters. He was born in the wake of battle, both in Middle-Earth and in France.
In the original Old Norse, the Dvergatal contains rather more than sixty names, mostly strung together as a simple rhythmic list.
The truth is that Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned as a master-poet by world standards. - Robert Graves
'True-hearted Men, they will not be corrupted.' (...) 'I am too strong for you, halfling'.
Today 46 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien passed on.
The Norman Conquest of England, led by William the Conqueror, was carried out between 1066 and 1071 AD. The conquest saw the death of King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the replacement of the Anglo-Saxon elite as William was crowned king and redistributed land to his fellow Normans.
The inner life, the life of the mind...