The Pearl

Perle plesaunte, to prynces paye
To clanly clos in golde so clere:
Oute of oryent, I hardyly saye,
Ne proued I neuer her precios pere.
So rounde, so reken in vche araye,
So smal, so smoşe her sydez were;
Queresoeuer I jugged gemmez gaye
I sette hyr sengeley in singlure.
Allas! I leste hyr in on erbere;
Şurh gresse to grounde hit fro me yot.
(Vv. 1-10)


Clannesse whoso kyndly cowşe comende,
And rekken vp alle resounz şat ho by riht askez,
Fayre formez myht he fynde in forşering his speche,
And in şe contraré kark and combraunce huge.
(Vv. 1-4)


Pacience is a poynt, şah hit displese ofte.
When heuy herttes ben hurt wyth heşyng oşer elles,
Suffraunce may aswagen hem and şe swelme leşe,
For ho quelles vche a qued and quenches malyce;
For quoso suffer cowşe syt, sele wolde folge,
And qho for şro may noşat sişen depreced prouinces,
and patrounes bicomet şole, şe şikker he sufferes.
(Vv. 1-8

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sişen şe sege and şe assaut watz sesed at Troye,
Şe borg brittened and brent to brondez and askez,
Şe tulk şat şe trammes of tresoun şer wroht
Watz tried for his tricherie, şe trewest on erşe.
Hit watz Ennias şe athel, and his highe kynde,
Şat sişen depreced prouinces, and patrounes bicome
Welneghe of al şe wele in şe West iles.
(Vv. 1-8)

Specimen: Pearl-(Gawain-)Poet
Pearl- (Gawain-) Poet