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59 St John Street

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59 St John Street, Oxford, was J.R.R. Tolkien's undergraduate lodgings from 1914 to 1915 whilst he was studying at the University of Oxford. There he wrote a poem about Eärendel in the winter of 1914[1] and months later other about the Cottage of Lost Play, on 27-28 April, 1915.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "V. The Tale of Eärendel", "The Tale of Eärendel", p. 269
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "I. The Cottage of Lost Play": "Notes and Commentary", p. 27