simplicissimus frontispiece


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 I was born in fire like the phoenix, I flew through the air, I travelled over water, I journeyed on land; in such wanderings I came to know things that often saddened and seldom pleased me and I’ve put it all in this book so that like me the reader may abandon folly and live in peace…”  H. J. C. Grimmelshausen


From the (1668) Simplicissimus frontispiece,

text translated by Mike Mitchell


…more to follow

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