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Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. 1977The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
Iona and Peter Opie
1977 Edition
St. Albans
ISBN 0586083111
Not illustrated
Hammond Page Ref.: p.354

The discussion of 'Fains or fainites' on page 171 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.

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