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All screenshots throughout the tutorial are from The Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition (Online at http://dictionary.oed.com/entrance.dtl), edited by John Simpson (1989). Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press - http://www.oup.com.
Downloadable Sound Files to accompany the Readings
Reading 1: The Wanderer
Reading 2: From the Alliterative Morte Arthure
Reading 3: From Troilus and Criseyde
Reading 4: Sonnet 18
Reading 5: Sonnet 29
Reading 6: From King Richard II
Reading 7: From King Henry V
Reading 8: Song, 'Go and catch a falling star'
Reading 9: Holy Sonnet 6 ('Death, be not proud')
Reading 10: A Hymn to God the Father
Reading 11: On My First Son
Reading 12: Epitaph on Elizabeth
Reading 13: From The Silent Woman