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Re: Unusual bits on eBay
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Chaucer as a Philologist
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Something new on Ebay -

http://cgi.ebay.com/c1934-CHAUCER-as- ... tible?hash=item518ebe9da1

Looks ok to me - but the price seems a bit steep. What do others think?

BTW - H.F.B. Brett-Smith was a member of the 'Cave', that is, a junta within the Oxford English School which was formed by Lewis and Tolkien in order to put through Tolkien's proposed changes to the English syllabus. Which, if he'd had his way, would have seen Shakespeare out of an Oxford English course (more or less), in favour of more philology!

See 'The Oxford English School' by JRR Tolkien; The Oxford magazine, May 29th, 1930.

" Chaucer should be recovered for such students as a mediaeval author, ... The pretence that no 'English' curriculum is humane which does not include Shakespeare must naturally be abandoned, since that author lies quite outside the purview of such a course."

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Re: A Tolkien Original
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Ahh! I envy you, that you've seen it. As for the chances of having it for one's very own; I agree - the lottery is the only answer.

But I bet I can make a guess as to which institution or body will end up with it...

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Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set
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You and your grandad know that taking things from abandoned houses iis illegal, don't you?

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Re: Another Tolkien eBay Letter
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Findegil - that's an excellent story, about Rayner Unwin.

Jlong - I suppose you could in turn suggest to the seller that he visits this site.

>grin<

Posted on: 2009/11/21 18:12
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