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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.


Merlin (mer’lin). A Welsh bard and magician supposed to have lived in the fifth century. In the twelfth century Geoffrey of Monmouth gave a Latin translation of the ‘Prophecies,’ and a ‘Life of Merlin.’ He is an important personage in most versions of the Arthurian story. The Welch have a half-dozen patriotic poems ascribed to “Myrddhin.”