Merlin is one of the most famous wizards in literature, although he plays only a minor part in The Faerie Queene. As with other versions of his character, he plays a role in helping young Arthur on his way to becoming king, and he also plays a role in the story of the knight Britomart, showing her a vision of her eventual husband Arthegall.
Merlin Quotes in The Faerie Queene
The The Faerie Queene quotes below are all either spoken by Merlin or refer to Merlin. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Merlin Character Timeline in The Faerie Queene
The timeline below shows where the character Merlin appears in The Faerie Queene. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book I: Canto IX
Book III: Canto II
Book III: Canto III
Book IV: Canto VI