We were driven back yesterday over the Isen with great loss; many perished at the crossing.
It is likely that he will be overtaken ere he can reach Helm’s Gate, if he has not already perished.’
’Yes, we will have peace,’ he said, now in a clear voice, ’we will have peace, when you and all your works have perished — and the works of your dark master to whom you would deliver us.
Who you are; how you came there, and why; what you know; whether you were captured, and if so, how you escaped when all the Orcs perished — it is with those little riddles that the great mind of Saruman is troubled.
But over the mountains I am bound, by solemn undertaking to the Council, to find a way or perish in the seeking.
It is hard indeed to believe that one of so great wisdom, and of power — for many wonderful things he did among us — could perish, and so much lore be taken from the world.
For if Boromir was then in peril and was slain, I must fear that all my companions perished too.
So that is the answer to all the riddles! The One Ring that was thought to have perished from the world.
What became of him Sam never heard: whether he escaped to roam the wild for a time, until he perished far from his home or was trapped in some deep pit; or whether he raged on until he plunged in the Great River and was swallowed up.
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...government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.