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Letter to Father Francis Morgan

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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]].  
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On [[8 August]] [[1904]], [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] wrote '''[[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|a letter]] to [[Francis Xavier Morgan|Father Francis Morgan]]'''.
  
*'''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>
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*'''Description:''' 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>
 
*'''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]]''.
  
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Latest revision as of 23:23, 5 June 2014

First page of the letter

On 8 August 1904, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Father Francis Morgan.

[edit] 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

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  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)