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The Princess Ní

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The Princess Ní is an early poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The first draft of the poem was dated 9 July 1915. It was published in 1924 within Leeds University Verse 1914-24 (p. 58).[1][2] The name probably refers to the Celtic feminine patronymic .[2]

The poem was one of those Tolkien rediscovered, refurbished and revised around 1961 while preparing The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, where it was published as Little Princess Mee.[3]

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  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 853
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond (eds), The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Commentary"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Little Princess Mee"