Orcs and Trolls

spoke as they would,

without love of words or things;

and their language was actually

more degraded and filthy

than I have shown it.

I do not suppose that any will wish

for a closer rendering, though models are easy to find.

Much the same sort of talk can still be heard

among the orc-minded; dreary and repetitive with hatred and contempt,

too long removed from good to retain even verbal vigour,

save in the ears of those to whom only the squalid sounds strong.