Le Morte d'Arthur - Study Guide Book 4 Summary & Analysis

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Merlin, after helping Arthur to start the Knights of the Round Table, falls in love with the Lady of the Lake, Nimue. He is "assotted" with her, so bewitched by love for her that he tells Arthur that even with all of his (Merlin's) crafts, he will be "put into the earth quick." Merlin reminds Arthur of the importance of the sword and scabbard, and then he follows the Lady of the Lake, never to be heard from again. Merlin and Nimue go to King Ban's land and sees Elaine with the young Launcelot, who is named Galahad Launcelot. Merlin makes one prediction that Launcelot will love to be a "man of worship," (honor.) Merlin desires Nimue, and "always lay about the lady to have her maidenhood, and she was ever passing weary of him." Nimue makes Merlin swear that he will never work his magic on...

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