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Pearl of delight that a prince doth please to grace in gold enclosed so clear,
I vow that from over orient seas never proved I any in price her peer.
'One August day, the poet enters a green and blossoming garden, and swoons beside the grave of Pearl - his little daughter who died before she was two. The poet begins to dream: he finds himself in an enchanted countryside, and comes to the bank of a river. On the other side he sees a small girl dressed in white and adorned with pearls: it is his daughter.'
Kevin Crossley-Holland introduces part one of a three-part reading of Pearl, the great elegy by an anonymous Northern contemporary of Chaucer, in the modern English translation by PROFESSOR J.R.R. TOLKIEN.
Producer FRASER. R STEEL BBC Manchester
(Part 2 next Friday)


Reader: Professor J.R.R Tolkien.
Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Fraser. R Steel

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