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

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[page 57]

‘Those were the broad days! Time was when I could walk and sing all day and hear no more than the echo of my own voice in the hollow
hills. The woods were like the woods of Lothlórien, only thicker, stronger, younger. And the smell of the air! I used to spend a week just
breathing!’ (TT,72)