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The moon is murk the lion is bone
An English prophecy — eight couplets
Subjects: prophecies
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 56 (SC 4062), f. 42v
First Lines:
The mone is myrke the lyon is bon
That yit shall wirk as þey were won…
Last Lines:
…I dare nat tell you my name
ffor fals trayteurs þat wyll me blame
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 56 (SC 4062), f. 34v
First Lines:
Thare is a boke men calles Merlyns Bulbrane
The man þat it cowthe ware hym nat wit wane…
Last Lines:
…within half third yeer al this shal betyde
callid bretayn al in Ane & in blis byde
Note: 16 monorhyming lines followed by four monorhyming lines.