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As the child Merlin sat on his fathers knee
The Argument of Morien and Merlin: alchemical verses — 370 lines in couplets
Note: Cf. 5715.
Title(s): The Argument of Morien and Merlin
Subjects: Merlin; alchemy; debates; dialogues
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1445 (SC 7630), Part VI, pp. 27-51
First Lines:
As the Child Merlin sat on hys fathers knee
Blesse me father he said for love and Charitie…
Last Lines:
…For that noble Lyon in especiall
Of all other beasts he ys most Emperiall
Note: On p. 27 in the upper right corner, ‘Merlyn was before Moryen 100 yeares’.
Attributed Title: The argument betweene Morien the Father & Merline the sonne how the philosophers stone should be wrought (p. 27)
Editions:
Ashmole, Elias. Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum. London: J. Grimond, 1652: 427-8 (lines 77-94, 100-14 only).
Taylor, F. Sherwood. “The Argument of Morien and Merlin—An English Alchemical Poem.” Chymia 1 (University of Pennsylvania, 1948): 23-35: 1.26-35.