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Act 3, Scene 2 closes with these lines by the Fool:

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:
Then comes the time, who lives to see't,
That going shall be used with feet.
This prophecy Merlin shall make; for I live before his time.

What is peculiar about the Fool’s prophecy?

Select ALL that apply.


It doesn’t specify whom the prophecy affects.


It is spoken from the point of view of another prophet; the Fool merely repeats it.


It is a kind of meta-prophecy; a prophecy of or within a prophecy.


It includes conditions that have already been fulfilled.


It includes conditions that could never be fulfilled.

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