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Letter 4

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter was sent on [[1916#March|2 March 1916]], to [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]]. Tolkien states he has been working on his "[[Quenya|nonsense fairy language]]". He tells her he longs to work on it but he holds himself back because he believes it "such a mad hobby".
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After a miserable drizzling afternoon, bored with old military lecture-notes, Tolkien stated he has been working on his "[[Quenya|nonsense fairy language]]". He told [[Edith Bratt|Edith]] he longs to work on it but he holds himself back because he believes it "such a mad hobby".
 
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Latest revision as of 21:57, 9 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 4
RecipientEdith Bratt
Date2 March 1916
Subject(s)Quenya

Letter 4 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

After a miserable drizzling afternoon, bored with old military lecture-notes, Tolkien stated he has been working on his "nonsense fairy language". He told Edith he longs to work on it but he holds himself back because he believes it "such a mad hobby".