~ “Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics”
~ “On Translating Beowulf”
~ “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”
~ “On Fairy-Stories”
~ “English and Welsh”
~ “A Secret Vice”
~ “Valedictory Address to the Univ. of Oxford”
"Is there any essential connexion between children and fairy-stories?
Is there any call for comment, if an adult reads them for himself?
Reads them as tales, that is, not studies them as curios."
~ Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
~ Sir Orfeo
~ The Ancrene Wisse
~ Finn and Hengest
“Hearing, not reading; for reading suggests close and silent study, the pondering of words, the solution of a series of puzzles, but hearing should mean receiving, with the speed of a familiar tongue, the immediate impact of sound and sense together.”