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Pearl (Middle English poem)

LC control no.n 50080977
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Uniform title headingPearl (Middle English poem)
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Form of workPoetry
Beginning date13
Place of originWest Midlands (England) Cheshire (England) Staffordshire (England)
Found inThe poems of the Pearl manuscript, 2015: page 17-18 (the four poems survive in a single manuscript, British Library MS Cotton Nero A.x, generally believed to date from the late fourteenth century) page 32 (Pearl, a poem of 1212 four-stress lines, arranged in 101 twelve-line stanzas; the manuscript does not title the poems; the titles familiar to modern readers were supplied by the 19th century editors Sir Frederic Madden (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight) and Richard Morris (Pearl, Patience, and Cleanliness (or Purity); the English dialect is that of West Midlands, more precisely, South East Cheshire or North East Staffordshire; the four poems may have been written by the same unknown 14th century author)
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