Letter to Joseph Wright (26 January 1925)
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- Subject: Writing on the occasion of Wright's retirement, Tolkien reveals that it was Wright's works that had introduced him to philology as a schoolboy.
- Publication: An extract of the letter was published in The Life of Joseph Wright, vol. 2, p. 651.
In the first place I hope that you are not retiring now because of renewed or increased ill-health, but only to enjoy a very long period of well-earned rest and happiness. I hope I may send you my very best wishes, to yourself and to Mrs. Wright, as a grateful disciple (it was your works, that came into my hands by chance as a schoolboy, that first revealed to me the philology I love) to whom you have shown since so many kindnesses.