Prince of Enchanters; also the name of a romance. He was the son of
a damsel seduced by a fiend, but Blaise baptised the infant, and so
rescued it from the power of Satan. He died spell-bound by his
mistress Vivian in a hawthorn-bush. (See Spenser's Faërie
Queene, Tennyson's Idylls of the King, and Ellis's Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances.)
The English Merlin.
Lilly, the astrologer, who published two tracts under the assumed
name of “Merlinus Anglicus.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Merlin from Infoplease:
- Merlin - Merlin Merlin, in Arthurian legend, magician, seer, and teacher at the court of King Vortigern and ...
- merlin: meaning and definitions - merlin: Definition and Pronunciation
- Merlin:The Return - Starring Rik Mayall, Patrick Bergin, Craig Sheffer, Adrian Paul, Julie Hartley
- Merlin - Merlin Prince of Enchanters; also the name of a romance. He was the son of a damsel seduced by a ...
- Ralph Waldo Emerson: Merlin I - Thy trivial harp will never please Or fill my craving ear; Its chords should ring as blows the breeze, Free, peremptory, clear. No jingling serenader'