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Letter to Father Francis Morgan

First page of the letter

On 8 August 1904, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Father Francis Morgan.

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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


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