From "Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon" (2003) by Brian Rosebury

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[page 39] 

an old weary hobbit, shrunken by the years that had carried him far beyond his time, beyond friends and kin, and the fields and streams of his
youth, an old starved pitiable thing ... (TT, 324)