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Pearl plesaunt to princes pay
Pearl — 101 12-line stanzas
Title(s): Pearl
Subjects: allegories; devotional verse
Versification: — twelve-line — ababababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Nero A.X (art. 3), ff. 39-55v
First Lines:
Perle plesaunte to prynces paye
To clanly clos in golde so clere…
Last Lines:
…He gef vus to be his homly hyne
Ande precious perlez vnto his pay
Facsimiles:
Gollancz, Israel, ed. Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain. EETS o.s. 162 (1923); repr. 1971.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Early English Alliterative Poems…from MS. Cotton Nero A.x. EETS o.s. 1 (1869); repr. 1965: 37.
Gollancz, Israel, ed. Pearl. London: P. North, 1891; 2nd ed. 1921.
Osgood, Charles Grosvenor, ed. The Pearl. Boston: Heath, 1906.
Gordon, Eric Valentine, ed. Pearl. Oxford: Clarendon, 1953.
Hillman, Mary Vincent, ed. The Pearl. Convent Station, NJ: College of St. Elizabeth Press, 1961; repr. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame UP, 1967.
Cawley, Arthur C., ed. Pearl, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. London: Dent, 1962.
Andrew, Malcolm, and Ronald Waldron, eds. The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. London: Edward Arnold, and Berkeley: University of California, 1978; repr. York Medieval Texts, second series: 53-10.
Vantuono, William, ed. The Pearl Poems: An Omnibus Edition. 2 vols. The Renaissance Imagination series vols. 5 and 6. New York: Garland, 1984: 1.8-76.
Dunn, Charles W., and Edward T. Byrnes, eds. Middle English Literature. New York, 1973; 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990: 340-75.
Stanbury, Sarah, ed. Pearl. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2001.