"... what good angel lured me into Blackwell's one afternoon and, from such a wilderness of volumes, picked out for me the essays of W. P. Ker? No other critic whom I have subsequently read could have granted me the same vision of a kind of literary All Souls Night in which the dead, the living and the unborn writers of every age and tongue were seen as engaged upon a common, noble and civilizing task. No other could have so instantaneously aroused in me a fascination with prosody, which I have never lost."
Epic and Romance: Essays on Medieval Literature (1897; second edition 1908)
The Dark Ages (1904)
Sturla the Historian (1906)
English Literature; Medieval (1912) – also known as Medieval English literature