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21498Re: [mythsoc] Re: Tolkien-related sword in Oxford pub?

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  • Mike Foster
    Oct 5, 2010
      And now...after many years...it's come down to...Jimmy Page.
       
      Mike

      Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 2:47 PM
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Re: Tolkien-related sword in Oxford pub?

       

      I've no idea, but wouldn't it have been something if the aged Arthur Machen had received it and then passed it to -- ?



      From: John Rateliff <sacnoth@...>
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, October 5, 2010 12:44:02 AM
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Re: Tolkien-related sword in Oxford pub?

       


      On Oct 4, 2010, at 4:53 PM, dale nelson wrote:
      Do you have a source for that, by the way?

      Can't remember offhand where I've read this, but it's from a pretty well-known source. I'll try to remember to flag it next time I I come across it.

      Not that it's relevant, but it did just occur to me that we do know of one Inkling who kept a ceremonial sword in his office: Charles Williams. He used it for rituals with his disciples who came to visit him (cf. LETTERS TO LALANGE). I wonder what ever became of it -- did it pass back to his family (widow & son), or did some other member of his order inherit it?

      --John R.






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