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Fox Mulder, standing on a field where he believes he died on in one of his past lives, speaks: "At times, I almost dream. I, too, have spent a life thes ages' way and tread once more familiar paths. Perchance, I've perished in an arrogant self-reliance an age ago, and in that act, a prayer for one more chance went up so earnest, so... Instinct with better light let in by death that life was blotted out not so completely, but scattered wrecks, enough of it to remain dim memories... as now... when seems once more the goal insight again."

I have a problem with this beautiful text. First, "...spent a life thes ages' way..." Is this some ancient word or construction or do you think it is a misspelling and it should be "these ages' way"? Mulder sounds like saying "thes", not "these".
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Fox Mulder, standing on a field where he believes he died on in one of his past lives, speaks: "At times, I almost dream. I, too, have spent a life thes ages' way and tread once more familiar paths. Perchance, I've perished in an arrogant self-reliance an age ago, and in that act, a prayer for one more chance went up so earnest, so...Instinct with better light let in by death that life was blotted out not so completely, but scattered wrecks (wreckage ?), enough of it to remain dim memories... as now... when seems once more the goal insight again."

I have a problem with this beautiful text. First, "...spent a life thes ages' way..." Is this some ancient word or construction or do you think it is a misspelling and it should be "these ages' way"?<<<< Yes. 'Thes' is not a word. Mulder sounds like saying "thes", not "these".

Where did you get this text? Did you hear it and then write it down? I have marked in pink a few places where I think you may have misheard.

Best wishes, Clive
So, the correct form is: "Fox Mulder, standing on a field he believes he died on in one of..."? This is my introductory sentence. The straight tongue is what Mulder says and I found it here: http://www.tvsubtitles.net/download-7963.html .
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Hi,
So, the correct form is: "Fox Mulder, standing on a field he believes he died on in one of..."? Yes, OK. This is my introductory sentence. The straight tongue is what Mulder says and I found it here: http://www.tvsubtitles.net/download-7963.html .
Sorry, I prefer not to download links in case of viruses.

Clive
Ah, yes, of course. Simply, it's from www.tvsubtitles.net which I believe is a fine source.
I am not real sure what you are seeing on those subtitle websites but before people started this cellphone generation
and before we started talking in our new little hipster lingo , a sage was actually a word that symbolized wisdom , or one
who was wise , an elder of sorts, so if he said he lived a life the sages way , he would have been old and wise ONCE. :-) hope it helped alittle.
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The opening monologue is actually from Robert Browning's poem "Paracelsus". He doesn't say "thes age's way", but "the sage's way".
Thank you very much, this definitely helped me. I must say it is a beautiful poem and beautiful words.
He says "the sages way" not "thes ages way." Hope that clears things up.
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