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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter was sent on [[March 2]], [[1915]], to [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]]. Tolkien states he has been working on his "nonsense fairy language". He tells her he longs to work on it but he holds himself back because he realizes it is 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".