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Dwarf Peter (das Peter Manchen)


An allegorical romance by Lugwig Tieck. The dwarf is a castle spectre that advises and aids the family; but all his advice turns out evil, and all his aid productive of trouble. The dwarf represents that corrupt part of human nature called by St. Paul the “law in our members which wars against the law of our minds, and brings us into captivity to the law of sin.”

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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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Dutch Gold
Dutch Nightingales
Dutch School
Dutch Toys
Dutch Uncle
Dwarf (The)
Dwarf Alberich (in the Nibelungen Lied)
Dwarf Peter (das Peter Manchen)
Dwarfs (under three feet in height)
Dwile, or Dwyel
Dyed Beards
Dyeing Scarlet
Dying Sayings
Dynamite Saturday
Dyot Street