Legomenon for


It once was thought that the gnomic Writing {The Kinds of Wildernesses} and the elegaic {The Land Where No Man Is} might be the work of the Locust Grove Author, but, apart from what *feels* like a similarity in tone to some of the more reflective passages in that author's multi-part memoir, there is no corroborating evidence, strictly speaking, for this "Romantic" hypothesis, no matter how powerful may be the intuition that it is correct. It must be kept in mind, however, that this is *not* the same as saying it *cannot* be correct.

The fragmentary lyric {from Rhapsody}, likewise cast in a melancholy key, has no cognate in the archives, nor is it referenced directly by any other Writing, so attribution is impossible.

Finally, {fellowship}, the most recently discovered Writing to date, is still being studied and evaluated, though there is little disagreement over its authenticity. It bears striking resemblance to a much older Writing, "Egderus' First Sermon" [included in WDvol1. — BBly], and may even be a separate descendant of a common ancestor, in which the speaker — for the text is plainly intended for public address, and may be a transcription, if not a version of the actual script — reminds his listeners of their especial status as members of the congregation they have just joined, which sets them off from the rest of humanity, in time as well as sociality.

Whatever the answer to such scholarly questions, the value of these unclassifiable texts to a complete view of the archives is incontestable.