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Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. 1967The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren.
Iona and Peter Opie.
1st Paperback Edition 1967.
Oxford Paperbacks.
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 three impressions issued:

1st Impression 1967
2nd Impression 1967
3rd Impression 1970

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