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The Hobbit
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  • If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
  • For ancient king and elvish lord There many a gloaming golden hoard They shaped and wrought, and light they caught To hide in gems on hilt of sword.
  • They must have come from a dragon’s hoard or goblin plunder, for dragons and goblins destroyed that city many ages ago.
  • If the elf-king had a weakness it was for treasure, especially for silver and white gems; and though his hoard was rich, he was ever eager for more, since he had not yet as great a treasure as other elf-lords of old.
  • Did you expect me to trot back with the whole hoard of Thror on my back?
  • So Bilbo guessed from Thorin’s description; but indeed there could not be two such gems, even in so marvellous a hoard, even in all the world.
  • It is in my mind to ask what share of their inheritance you would have paid to our kindred, had you found the hoard unguarded and us slain.
  • At noon we will return, and see if you have brought from the hoard the portion that is to be set against the stone.
  • Moreover I am by right descent the heir of Girion of Dale, and in your hoard is mingled much of the wealth of his halls and town, which of old Smaug stole.
  • There was, of course, no longer any question of dividing the hoard in such shares as had been planned, to Balin and Dwalin, and Dori and Nori and Ori, and Oin and Gloin, and Bifur and Bofur and Bombur-or to Bilbo.
  • "It was like a globe with a thousand facets; it shone like silver in the firelight, like water in the sun, like snow under the stars, like rain upon the Moon!" But the enchanted desire of the hoard had fallen from Bilbo.
  • For it I will give one fourteenth share of the hoard in silver and gold, setting aside the gems; but that shall be accounted the promised share of this traitor, and with that reward he shall depart, and you can divide it as you will.
  • Then the dwarves themselves brought forth harps and instruments regained from the hoard, and made music to soften his mood; but their song was not as elvish song, and was much like the song they had sung long before in Bilbo’s little hobbit-hole.
  • Believe me or not as you like!" From that the talk turned to the great hoard itself and to the things that Thorin and Balin remembered.
  • How they would laugh on the Hill at home Still I wish there was a looking-glass handy!" All the same Mr. Baggins kept his head more clear of the bewitchment of the hoard than the dwarves did.

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  • They found a 7th century hoard of treasure.
  • She has hoarded so many things, you can barely step into her apartment.

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