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Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. 1973The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren.
Iona and Peter Opie.
1st Paperback Edition, 4th Impression 1973.
Oxford Paperbacks.
ISBN 0198811217.
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.

Not reprinted.

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