complied by Sir Thomas Malory, from French originals;
edited by Southey, the poet-laureate. The compilation contains
The Prophecies of Merhn. The Quest of the St. Graal. The Romance of
Sir Lancelot of the Lake. The History of Sir Tristram;
etc. etc. Tennyson has a Morte d'Arthur
among his poems.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894