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'''''Oxford Mail'' 15 December 1956''' is an issue of the newspaper ''[[Wikipedia:Oxford Mail|Oxford Mail]]''. The article "Deddington Court Now Library" (p. 1) includes quotes from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s speech held at the opening of the library on [[14 December]] [[1956]].<ref>{{CG|C}}, pp. 497-8</ref>
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'''''Oxford Mail'' 15 December 1956''' is an issue of the newspaper ''[[Wikipedia:Oxford Mail|Oxford Mail]]'', published on [[15 December]] [[1956]]. The article "Deddington Court Now Library" (p. 1) includes parts of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s speech held at the opening of the library on [[14 December]] [[1956]] (slightly different from the quotes appearing in the [[The Banbury Advertiser 19 December 1956|''The Banbury Advertiser'' 19 December 1956]]).<ref>{{CG|C}}, pp. 497-8</ref>
==Excerpts from the speech==
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"Nowadays books are besieged by a great many powerful embattled enemies, some of whom have been strongly entrenched, and to be here at the opening of a strong point from which troops can be sent out against those enemies is a great honour."
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"The wealth of books to be found here is food for the mind, and everyone knows that for the stomach to go without food for a long time is bad, but for the mind to go without food is even worse."<ref>"[http://www.deddingtonnews.co.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/8080/Tolkien.pdf Deddington Library, opened by Tolkien in 1956, under threat from OCC]", [http://www.deddingtonnews.co.uk/ DeddingtonNews.co.uk] (accessed 23 December 2011)</ref>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Miss Stanley-Smith 22 November 1956]]
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*[[The Banbury Advertiser 19 December 1956|''The Banbury Advertiser'' 19 December 1956]]
*[[Miss Stanley-Smith 19 December 1956]]
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*[[Letter to Miss Stanley-Smith (22 November 1956)]]
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*[[Letter to Miss Stanley-Smith (19 December 1956)]]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:11, 29 May 2014

Oxford Mail 15 December 1956 is an issue of the newspaper Oxford Mail, published on 15 December 1956. The article "Deddington Court Now Library" (p. 1) includes parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's speech held at the opening of the library on 14 December 1956 (slightly different from the quotes appearing in the The Banbury Advertiser 19 December 1956).[1]

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  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, pp. 497-8