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prophecy
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  • This prophecy Merlin shall make; for I live before his time.
  • — I’ll speak a prophecy ere I go:— When priests are more in word than matter; When brewers mar their malt with water; When nobles are their tailors’ tutors; No heretics burn’d, but wenches’ suitors; When every case in law is right; No squire in debt nor no poor knight; When slanders do not live in tongues; Nor cutpurses come not to throngs; When usurers tell their gold i’ the field; And bawds and whores do churches build;— Then shall the realm of Albion Come to great confusion: Thenů

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  • The prophecy came true.
  • It was a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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