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Baron Munchausen (pron. Moohnkowʹ-zn)

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Said to be a satire on Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller, to whom the work was dedicated. The author was Raspè, a German fugitive from the officers of justice, living in Cornwall (1785). The chief incidents were compiled from various sources, such as the Mendaʹcia Ridicʹula of J. P. Lange; Lucian’s True History of Things Discovered in the Moon: Raoelais; and the Folheʹto de Ambas Lisʹboa.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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