E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Prince of Enchanters; also the name of a romance. He was the son of a damsel seduced by a fiend, but Blaise baptised the infant, and so rescued it from the power of Satan. He died spell-bound by his mistress Vivian in a hawthorn-bush. (See Spensers Faërie Queene, Tennysons Idylls of the King, and Elliss Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances.)
The English Merlin. Lilly, the astrologer, who published two tracts under the assumed name of Merlinus Anglicus.