The Prophecies of Merlin (from Geoffrey of Monmouth)

Geoffrey of Monmouth (12th Century Welsh/English Writer)

“The Ass will put on a crown and then clamber above all that is most lofty and terrify the people with its hideous braying.”

  • From Part Five (The Prophecies of Merlin) of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain, completed in 1136 CE, translated from Latin into English by Lewis Thorpe (Penguin Classics, 1966).


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