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In the land of More Brittany
An English prophecy — eleven quatrains
Subjects: prophecies; historical poems
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson K.42 (SC 15165), pp. 103; 104
First Lines:
IN the londe of more bretayngne
Schal ben a lorde of gret renome
In whos tyme as bokys seyne
Schal be tresoun in toure and towne…
Last Lines:
…Thys Englonde bretayne calle may ȝe
Whenne thys tyme ys commyn & gonne
Note: Eleven quatrains only; two parchment leaves inserted in Hearne’s transcripts (note shelf mark changed by Bodleian).
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Geoffrey of Monmouth: an English Fragment.” English Studies 38 (1957): 259-62: 261-2.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 113-15.