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Letter to Rose MacNamara

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'''Rose MacNamara 12 September 1966''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Rose MacNamara (née Murphy), written on [[12 September]] [[1966]].<ref name=Burren>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFZO-qIX2_c&|articlename=A Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Rose MacNamara|dated=9 April 2013|website=YT|accessed=16 October 2013}}</ref>
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On [[12 September]] [[1966]], [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] wrote '''[[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|a letter]] to Rose MacNamara''' (née Murphy).<ref name=Burren>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFZO-qIX2_c&|articlename=A Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Rose MacNamara|dated=9 April 2013|website=YT|accessed=16 October 2013}}</ref>
  
 
*'''Comments:''' Tolkien wrote Rose the letter just before she took her vows as a Nun in India.<ref name=Burren/>
 
*'''Comments:''' Tolkien wrote Rose the letter just before she took her vows as a Nun in India.<ref name=Burren/>
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==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
  
My dear Rose,
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{{blockquote|My dear Rose,<br/><br/>I hear from your dear mother that you made your final profession, and I send you my congratulations (a weak word alas!), and best wishes: I should say my deep and respectful admiration, and sense of privilege in having known you and being still remembered by you. God bless you in all your days on earth – now so unhappy, though I think it has often (or usually) been quite as unhappy, if perhaps never in such great peril. Your mother has perhaps told you that my eldest son, [[John Tolkien|Fr John]], said a (Latin) mass for your dear father, and I served it. Spare me a prayer of your sweet charity: I have need.<br/><br/>Yours very sincerely<br/><br/>JRR Tolkien}}
 
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I hear from your dear mother that you made your final profession, and I send you my congratulations (a weak word alas!), and best wishes: I should say my deep and respectful admiration, and sense of privilege in having known you and being still remembered by you. God bless you in all your days on earth – now so unhappy, though I think it has often (or usually) been quite as unhappy, if perhaps never in such great peril. Your mother has perhaps told you that my eldest son, [[John Tolkien|Fr John]], said a (Latin) mass for your dear father, and I served it. Spare me a prayer of your sweet charity: I have need.
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Yours very sincerely
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JRR Tolkien
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Rose MacNamara 12 September 1966.jpg

On 12 September 1966, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Rose MacNamara (née Murphy).[1]

  • Comments: Tolkien wrote Rose the letter just before she took her vows as a Nun in India.[1]
  • Description: Handwritten letter.

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My dear Rose,

I hear from your dear mother that you made your final profession, and I send you my congratulations (a weak word alas!), and best wishes: I should say my deep and respectful admiration, and sense of privilege in having known you and being still remembered by you. God bless you in all your days on earth – now so unhappy, though I think it has often (or usually) been quite as unhappy, if perhaps never in such great peril. Your mother has perhaps told you that my eldest son, Fr John, said a (Latin) mass for your dear father, and I served it. Spare me a prayer of your sweet charity: I have need.

Yours very sincerely

JRR Tolkien

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "A Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Rose MacNamara" dated 09 April 2013, YouTube (accessed 16 October 2013)