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DIMEV 5368
The land of the moon shall lose her light
Prophecy attributed to Merlin, added at end of one copy of The Siege of Thebes (6276-13) — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Subjects: prophecies; Merlin
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.5.2 (1283), f. 211vb
Transcription:
The land of the mone shall lose hir lighte
if she surmounthe the degree of the sonne
And for hir presumption shee shall of righte
be darkened quite and ouercome
Note: Two copies, one after the other, by different hands, perhaps as pentrials, added to originally blank space after Siege of Thebes; attributed to ‘Marlyn’ or ‘Marloyn’.
Attributed Author: Marlyn (f. 211vb)