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Father Francis Morgan 8 August 1904

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'''Father Francis Morgan 8 August 1904''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Father [[Francis Xavier Morgan]], composed on [[August 8]]th, [[1904]].  
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'''Father Francis Morgan 8 August 1904''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Father [[Francis Xavier Morgan]], composed on [[8 August|August 8]]th, [[1904]].  
  
 
*'''Comment:''' The letter, a "remarkable code letter" written by the 12-year-old Tolkien, is kept at the [[Bodleian Library]] in [[Oxford]], and ends with the limerick seen below.<ref>"The AB Language Lives" by [[Arne Zettersten]] in ''[[The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien|The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: Drawings and Original Manuscripts from the Marquette University Collection]]'' (2004)</ref>
 
*'''Comment:''' The letter, a "remarkable code letter" written by the 12-year-old Tolkien, is kept at the [[Bodleian Library]] in [[Oxford]], and ends with the limerick seen below.<ref>"The AB Language Lives" by [[Arne Zettersten]] in ''[[The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien|The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: Drawings and Original Manuscripts from the Marquette University Collection]]'' (2004)</ref>
*'''Authenticity''': High
 
 
*'''Publication:''' An excerpt of the letter was published in ''[[The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien|The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: Drawings and Original Manuscripts from the Marquette University Collection]]''.
 
*'''Publication:''' An excerpt of the letter was published in ''[[The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien|The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: Drawings and Original Manuscripts from the Marquette University Collection]]''.
  
 
==Excerpt==
 
==Excerpt==
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''There was an old priest named Francis'' <br>
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There was an old priest named Francis
''Who was so fond of "cheefongy" dances'' <br>
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Who was so fond of "cheefongy" dances
''That he sat up too late'' <br>
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That he sat up too late
''And worried his pate'' <br>
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And worried his pate
''Arranging these Frenchified Prances'' <br>
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Arranging these Frenchified Prances
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</poem>
 
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Revision as of 09:22, 19 November 2011

First page of the letter

Father Francis Morgan 8 August 1904 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Father Francis Xavier Morgan, composed on August 8th, 1904.

Excerpt

There was an old priest named Francis
Who was so fond of "cheefongy" dances
That he sat up too late
And worried his pate
Arranging these Frenchified Prances

References

  1. "The AB Language Lives" by Arne Zettersten in The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: Drawings and Original Manuscripts from the Marquette University Collection (2004)