History of Manwë's Rule

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THE MUSIC OF THE AINUR (Containeth also the COMING OF THE VALAR
and beginneth THE BUILDING OF VALINOR)
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THE QUENTA (herein is QUENTA NOLDORINWA
Or
 Pennas-na-Ngoelaidh)
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QUENTA SILMARILLION
Here begins the Silmarillion or history of the Silmarils
1    OF THE VALAR
 
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“Later QUENTA SILMARILLION”
Here begins the Silmarillion or history of the Silmarils
1    OF THE VALAR
“VALAQUENTA”
§47(7). About them [Manwë and Varda] dwell a great host of fair spirits, and their happiness is great;       §5(2). Manwë and Varda are seldom parted, and they remain in Valinor.
§47(2). and he [Manwë] dwelt in Valinor and sate in glorious abode upon a throne of wonder on the topmost pinnacle of Taniquetil that towers up upon the world’s edge.       §5(3). Their halls are above the everlasting snow, upon Oiolossë, the uttermost tower of Taniquetil, tallest of all the mountains upon Earth.
§47(4). [Hawks] whose eyes could see to the deeps of the sea or penetrate the most hidden caverns and profoundest darkness of the world. These brought him [Manwë] news from everywhere of everything, and little escaped him – yet did some matters lie hid even from the Lord of the Gods.       §5(4). When Manwë there ascends his throne and looks forth, if Varda is beside him, he sees further than all other eyes, through mist, and through darkness, and over the leagues of the sea. And if Manwë is with her, Varda hears more clearly than all other ears the sound of voices that cry from east to west, from the hills and the valleys, and from the dark places that Melkor has made upon Earth.
        §5(5). Of all the Great Ones who dwell in this world the Elves hold Varda most in reverence and love. Elbereth they name her, and they call upon her name out of the shadows of Middle-earth, and uplift it in song at the rising of the stars.
A manuscript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1918-1920, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in THE BOOK OF LOST TALES 1, Houghton Mifflin, 1983. A typescript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1930, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in THE SHAPING OF MIDDLE-EARTH, Houghton Mifflin, 1986. A typescript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1937, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in THE LOST ROAD AND OTHER WRITINGS, Houghton Mifflin, 1987. A typescript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1951, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in MORGOTH’S RING, Houghton Mifflin, 1993. A typescript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1958, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in THE SILMARILLION, Houghton Mifflin, 1977.