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In The Children of Húrin:

 

‘The King’s grace is greater than you know, and some might wonder wherefore the strict law is abated for two knave-children of Men. It would be safer if they had no choice but to abide here as our servants to their life’s end.’
 

In The Silmarillion, “Of the Ruin of Beleriand”:

 

‘The King’s grace is greater than you know, and the law is become less stem than aforetime; or else no choice would be given you but to abide here to your life’s end.’