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As the child Merlin sat on his fathers knee
The Argument of Morien and Merlin: alchemical verses — 370 lines in
Title(s): The Argument of Morien and Merlin
Subjects: Merlin; alchemy; debates; dialogues
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1445 (SC 7630)
, Part VI, pp. 27-51
As the Child Merlin sat on hys fathers knee
Blesse me father he said
for love and Charitie…
…For that noble Lyon in especiall
Of all other beasts he ys
Note: On p. 27 in the upper right corner, ‘Merlyn was before Moryen 100
Attributed Title: The argument betweene Morien the Father & Merline the sonne how the
philosophers stone should be wrought (p. 27)
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.”
1 (University of Pennsylvania, 1948): 23-35: 1.26-35.