Tolkien and Hopkins

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Gerard Manley Hopkins You might like to compare Tolkien’s “Ainulindale” (the Elvish account of the creation of the world through music, in The Silmarillion), with the following meditation on the Exercises of St Ignatius by Gerard Manley Hopkins, taken from The Notebooks and Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins, pp. 348-51. The angels, like Adam, were created [...]