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Reference Reconciliation: Pearl

Comparing editions and some of the various translations of Pearl can be confusing: standard editions (e.g., Gordon’s) number the lines throughout the poem; Borroff’s translation does not include line numbers, but does number sections and the stanzas within each section; Tolkien’s translation does not number the sections but numbers the stanzas consecutively throughout the poem. This table is intended to facilitate comparisons and cross-referencing.

Section Stanza in Section Stanza in Poem Lines
I 1 1 1-12
2 2 13-24
3 3 25-36
4 4 37-48
5 5 49-60
II 1 6 61-72
2 7 73-84
3 8 85-96
4 9 97-108
5 10 109-20
III 1 11 121-32
2 12 133-44
3 13 145-56
4 14 157-68
5 15 169-80
IV 1 16 181-92
2 17 193-204
3 18 205-16
4 19 217-28
5 20 229-40
V 1 21 241-52
2 22 253-64
3 23 265-76
4 24 277-88
5 25 289-300
VI 1 26 301-12
2 27 313-24
3 28 325-36
4 29 337-48
5 30 349-60
VII 1 31 361-72
2 32 373-84
3 33 385-96
4 34 397-408
5 35 409-20
VIII 1 36 421-32
2 37 433-44
3 38 445-56
4 39 457-68
5 40 469-80
IX 1 41 481-92
2 42 493-504
3 43 505-16
4 44 517-28
5 45 529-40
X 1 46 541-52
2 47 553-64
3 48 565-76
4 49 577-88
5 50 589-600
XI 1 51 601-12
2 52 613-24
3 53 625-36
4 54 637-48
5 55 649-60
XII 1 56 661-72
2 57 673-84
3 58 685-96
4 59 697-708
5 60 709-20
XIII 1 61 721-32
2 62 733-44
3 63 745-56
4 64 757-68
5 65 769-80
XIV 1 66 781-92
2 67 793-804
3 68 805-16
4 69 817-28
5 70 829-40
XV 1 71 841-52
2 72 853-64
3 73 865-76
4 74 877-88
5 75 889-900
6 76 901-12
XVI 1 77 913-24
2 78 925-36
3 79 937-48
4 80 949-60
5 81 961-72
XVII 1 82 973-84
2 83 985-96
3 84 997-1008
4 85 1009-20
5 86 1021-32
XVIII 1 87 1033-44
2 88 1045-56
3 89 1057-68
4 90 1069-80
5 91 1081-92
XIX 1 92 1093-104
2 93 1105-16
3 94 1117-28
4 95 1129-40
5 96 1141-52
XX 1 97 1153-64
2 98 1165-76
3 99 1177-88
4 100 1189-1200
5 101 1201-12