Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Merlin

Edition of 1921; disclaimer
For works with similar titles, see Merlin.

MERLIN, a prince of enchanters of the time of the Saxon invasion of England. He was the son of a damsel seduced by a fiend, but Blaise baptized the infant, and so rescued it from the power of Satan. He died spellbound by his mistress Vivian in a hawthorn bush.