The Princeton Prosody Archive is an ongoing digitization of works studying verse and language that houses pedagogical materials from as early as the middle of the sixteenth-century. With titles such as John Hart’s An orthographie, conteyning the due order and reason, howe to write or paint thimage of mannes voice, most like to the life or nature. or Robert Robinson’s The art of pronuntiation this archiving endeavor provides access to a part of the English language’s history that could easily be lost or overlooked. The science of how we speak and write has been a part of publication for five centuries and this collection holds some form of the study of prosodic systems, metrical laws, versification, and grammar from all five.Princeton Prosody Archive

*image courtesy of