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The Clerkes Compleinte

The Clerkes Compleinte is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien in Middle English.

The poem was first published in the magazine The Gryphon, Vol. 4 No. 3 on page 95, signed 'N.N.' in December of 1922. In 1988, the poem was republished in Arda 1984, with comments by Tom Shippey. In 1990, the manuscript of the poem was reproduced in facsimile in Arda 1986, with notes by Christopher Tolkien and Anders Stenström.