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This is the book that I thee take
Rhasis Cestrensis de 12 aquis’ with a prefatory Dialogue between Rhasis and his son Merlin — the opus (‘Doctrina Patris ad Merlinum’) in twenty paragraphs in couplets
Note: Cf. 675.
Title(s): Doctrina Patris ad Merlinum’; ‘Rhasis Cestrensis de 12 aquis
Subjects: Merlin; catechisms, science and biblical lore
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 15549, ff. 153-168
First Lines:
This ys þe boke þat y þe take
Þat merliouns fadyr to hym con make…
Last Lines:
…And all þe holy company of blis
That ay to god praye for vs. Amen
Attributed Title: Et sic explicit Liber Merlin (Explicit, f. 168)
2.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 405, f. 46v
Editions:
Singer, Dorothea Waley. Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Manuscripts. 3 vols. Brussels: Lamertin, 1928-31: 2.527 (excerpts).