Geoffrey of Monmouth's Vita Merlini

  title={Geoffrey of Monmouth's Vita Merlini},
  author={J. Tatlock},
  pages={265 - 287}
THE little-read second work of one of the most influential iterary men of the entire middle ages, Vita Merlini at first reading seems incoherent, uncertain in mood, unaccountable, and its experienced manner makes its course and content at first more baffling. For this reason it will be more enlightening to defer any summary to a more pertinent position in this article; except to say that it tells of the aged Merlin running mad, his life in the Caledonian woods, his return now and again, and… 
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