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59 John's Street

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59 John's Street, Oxford, was J.R.R. Tolkien's undergraduate lodgings whilst he was studying at the University of Oxford. He wrote a poem about the Cottage of Lost Play there on 27-28 April, 1915.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Cottage of Lost Play": "Notes and Commentary"