So the child was delyverd unto Merlyn, and so he bare it forth unto syre Ector and made an holy man to crysten hym and named hym Arthur.SirThomas d.1471 Malory: c.1470 Morte d'Arthur, bk.1, ch.2.
And so kyng Lodgreaunce delyverd hys doughtir Gwenyver unto Merlion, and theTable Rounde.SirThomas d.1471 Malory: c.1470 Morte d'Arthur, bk.3, ch.1.
The fact is simple. The Spitfire looked good. It was every bit as dashing as the young men who flew it, and in flight it was as graceful as any bird. Its progress through the sky seemed effortless, as though it was simply riding the breeze and its Merlin engine was only there to provide a suitable soundtrack. You had Mr. Churchill on the radio explaining that we'd never surrender, and above you had the Spitfire, and you couldn't help thinking: Yes, we can win this thing. Possibly, just possibly, the Spitfire is the greatest machine ever made.jeremy clarkson: Spitfire, p. 276
Well, said Merlin, I know whom thou seekest, for thou seekest Merlin; therefore seek no farther, for I am he.thomas malory: Book I, ch. 1
The Dream of the Wu Woman Myrddin (Merlin): I must do as I will do. Magic grants no freedoms, friend pupil. Everything it buys must be paid for. The Phantom Stranger: People kill what they fear, Timothy. They burned, drowned and hanged those they saw as witches, the devil's servants: the wise women and the cunning men, the unfortunate, the lost and the strange. While in the forests, and the high places and beside great stones the old religions endured. The Phantom Stranger: Science is a way of talking about the universe in words that bind it to a common reality. Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot ignore. The two are rarely compatible. The Phantom Stranger: Since there are always those who would burn those who they perceive as witches, many true magicians adopted new garb, avoiding recognition by disguising their plumage. The Phantom Stranger: Often the best hiding place is in plain view. Zatara: I thought that I had found my way to the center of the Invisible Labyrinth; and I had perhaps discovered no more than the entrance. Watch my dust.... There is no walking backwards, and I am lost in the Labyrinth Invisible. I cannot retrace my steps. I wrote my name on the wall of the Invisible Labyrinth. I was so diligent in my studies; gave my whole time and heart to the pursuit. I wrote my name but I can find it no longer; My ashes blow like dust around the Invisible Labyrinth. Mr. E: I still say we should kill him. Book II: The Shadow World Boston Brand: I was just talkin' to a dude got himself killed trying to find out where you were. Timothy Hunter: Look I hate to be personal, but... are you mad? Boston Brand: Not that I'm aware of. Timothy Hunter: It's just that I figured it was you or me, and that means its probably me.Timothy Hunter
I have been Merlin wandering in the woods Of a far country, where the winds waken Unnatural voices, my mind broken By a sudden acquaintance with man’s rage."Taliesin" by R. S. Thomas
The country habit has me by the heart,For he's bewitched for ever who has seen,Not with his eyes but with his vision, SpringFlow down the woods and stipple leaves with sun,As each man knows the life that fits him best,The shape it makes in his soul, the tune, the tone,And after ranging on a tentative flightStoops like the merlin to the constant lure.vita sackville-west: "Winter", p. 5
Trusting Merlin is like giving a migrant scorpion a lift inside your hat.tim powers: Chapter 14 (p. 183)
I have been Merlin wandering in the woods Of a far country, where the winds waken Unnatural voices , my mind broken By a sudden acquaintance with man’s rage.r. s. thomas: "Taliesin 1952"
I have been Merlin wandering in the woods Of a far country, where the winds waken Unnatural voices, my mind broken By a sudden acquaintance with man’s rage.R. S. Thomas, in "Taliesin 1952" in Song at the Year's Turning : Poems, 1942-1954 (1955)
In our great hall there stood a vacant chair, Fashioned by Merlin ere he past away, And carven with strange figures; and in and out The figures, like a serpent, ran a scroll Of letters in a tongue no man could read. And Merlin called it "The Siege perilous," Perilous for good and ill; "for there," he said, "No man could sit but he should lose himself..."Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in Idylls of the King, The Holy Grail
Merlin in our time Hath spoken also, not in jest , and sworn Though men may wound him that he will not die , But pass, again to come; and then or now Utterly smite the heathen underfoot, Till these and all men hail him for their king.Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in Idylls of the King, The Coming of Arthur
I saw mage Merlin, whose vast wit And hundred winters are but as the hands Of loyal vassals toiling for their liege.Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in Idylls of the King, The Coming of Arthur
Where have you been these many years... are you just a dream Merlin?Rospo Pallenberg and John Boorman, in Excalibur (1981)
This is the Merlin Circle. It focuses your energy . Helps you master new spells. It is where you will learn the Art . Step inside, you leave everything else behind. Once you enter, there is no going back.Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthaland and Matt Lopez in The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
The war between Sorcerers was fought in the shadows of history , and the fate of mankind rested with the just and powerful Merlin. He told his secrets to three trusted apprentices, Balthazar, Veronica, and Horvath. He should have trusted only two...Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthaland and Matt Lopez in The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
None of us can choose our destiny, Merlin. And none of us can escape it.Julian Jones, in Merlin (TV Series), The Dragon's Call [1.1]
No young man, no matter how great, can know his destiny . He cannot glimpse his part in the great story that is about to unfold. Like everyone, he must live and learn . And so it shall be for the young warlock arriving at the gates of Camelot. A boy that will in time father a legend. His name... Merlin.Julian Jones, in Merlin (TV Series), The Dragon's Call [1.1]
You are a question that has never been posed before, Merlin.Julian Jones, in Merlin (TV Series), The Dragon's Call [1.1]
He has many many names . But in my reckoning he is Merlin.Ben Aaronovitch, in Doctor Who, Battlefield (6 September - 27 September 1989); the Knight Ancelyn, of the seventh incarnation of The Doctor.
You that are watching The gray Magician With eyes of wonder, I am Merlin, And I am dying, I am Merlin Who follow The Gleam."Merlin and the Gleam" (1889) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, st. 1
I know whom thou seekest, for thou seekest Merlin; therefore seek no farther, for I am he.Le Morte d'Arthur (c. 1469) by Thomas Malory, Book I, ch. 1