Geoffrey of Monmouth

Geoffrey of Monmouth (12th century Welsh/English writer)

“Men will become drunk with the wine which is offered to them: they will turn their backs on Heaven and fix their eyes on the earth.”

  • From Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain (7.4), completed in 1136, translated from Latin into English by Lewis Thorpe (Penguin Classics, 1966).


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