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TCG Letter #1491 / Carpenter Letter #289d

J.R.R. Tolkien
[Father] Alex Jones
18 October 1966
Writing to Father Jones, Tolkien thanks him for including his name in the list of contributors of the New Jerusalem Bible, even though Tolkien feels like he did very little work on it and wanted to do more. He tells Jones of his busy schedule outside of Church (presumably his work on The Silmarillion).

He then goes on about how he's still "afflicted by Knox", and hopes it will end soon. Tolkien has noticed (and feels the need to point out and ask about) certain elements of the languages used at Mass. He first talks about English (which he says he knows a little about) and Latin. Then goes on about certain Greek sayings, pronunciations, and letters of the sermon, in addition to asking questions about them.
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 528-9, p. 645 (notas de Carpenter)

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