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Letter to Father Francis Morgan

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Father Francis Morgan 8 August 1904 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Father Francis Xavier Morgan, composed on August 8th, 1904.


There was an old priest named Francis
Who was so fond of "cheefongy" dances
That he sat up too late
And worried his pate
Arranging these Frenchified Prances


  1. "The AB Language Lives" by Arne Zettersten in The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: Drawings and Original Manuscripts from the Marquette University Collection (2004)