Where does Tolkien talk about hybridization of humans and other beings, in "On Fairy Stories"?

I just re-read it, and can't find the spot.

Is it just a small mention, related to the Frog Prince or something?

I got the info from TVTropes's info on the essay, which says, or used to say:

Heinz Hybrid: He mentions this, and notes that it can lead to unimpressive results if overdone.

Where Heinz Hybrid is:

A hybrid of an implausible number of different species.

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We cannot of course know the exact passage TV Tropes have in mind without asking the author, but I suspect it might be this.

If men really could not distinguish between frogs and men, fairy-stories about frog-kings would not have arisen.

Fantasy can, of course, be carried to excess. It can be ill done. It can be put to evil uses.

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