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Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. 1959The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
Iona and Peter Opie
1st Edition 1959
Oxford University Press
ISBN 0198272065 (from 1976)
Hardback in dustwrapper
Not illustrated
Hammond Page Ref.: p.354

The discussion of 'Fains or fainites' on page 151 includes quotations from a letter by Tolkien (written on 25 November 1951) that states, amongst other things, that the terms 'fains I', 'fains' and 'fainites' are survivals of medieval English from the 14th Century.

There were eight impressions issued:

1st Impression 1959
2nd Impression 1960
3rd Impression 1960
4th Impression 1961
5th Impression 1967
6th Impression 1972
7th Impression 1976
8th Impression 1980

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