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"Anglo-Saxon, also called old English, was familiar and recognisable to him as an antecedent of his own language, and at the same time was removed and obscure."
Page 54

"In adult life Tolkien came to believe that his impulse towards linguistic invention was similar to that felt by many schoolchildren."
Page 57




""The Elder Edda' is the name given to a collection of poems, some of them incomplete or textually corrupt, whose principal manuscript dates from the 13th century."
Page 93


"When talking about it to Edith he referred to it as 'my nonsense fairy language.'"
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"No account of the external events of Tolkien's life and provide more than a superficial explanation of the origins of his mythology."
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"Tolkien cast his mythology in this form because he wanted it to be remote and strange, and yet at the same time not to be a lie."
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