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Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel (1736-1809), an Alsatian writer of fables. In his fable about the wild boar and the birds he has a Mennonite play the part of a frank and courageous friend of the truth: “ ‘Sir,’ said his renter Hans, an intelligent Mennonite, who was just riding past the forest on his way from the market, ‘appearances deceive you; from the stirred up earth many a worm creeps forth; with a cry of joy the gay flock of birds pounces upon it, and this fellow thinks that their melody is coined because of his merit’ ” (free English rendering of German verse).
 
Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel (1736-1809), an Alsatian writer of fables. In his fable about the wild boar and the birds he has a Mennonite play the part of a frank and courageous friend of the truth: “ ‘Sir,’ said his renter Hans, an intelligent Mennonite, who was just riding past the forest on his way from the market, ‘appearances deceive you; from the stirred up earth many a worm creeps forth; with a cry of joy the gay flock of birds pounces upon it, and this fellow thinks that their melody is coined because of his merit’ ” (free English rendering of German verse).
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v.<em> </em>III, 359.
 
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v.<em> </em>III, 359.
 
 
 
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Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel (1736-1809), an Alsatian writer of fables. In his fable about the wild boar and the birds he has a Mennonite play the part of a frank and courageous friend of the truth: “ ‘Sir,’ said his renter Hans, an intelligent Mennonite, who was just riding past the forest on his way from the market, ‘appearances deceive you; from the stirred up earth many a worm creeps forth; with a cry of joy the gay flock of birds pounces upon it, and this fellow thinks that their melody is coined because of his merit’ ” (free English rendering of German verse).

Bibliography

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 359.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Pfeffel, Gottlieb Konrad (1736-1809)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pfeffel,_Gottlieb_Konrad_(1736-1809)&oldid=83857.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Pfeffel, Gottlieb Konrad (1736-1809). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pfeffel,_Gottlieb_Konrad_(1736-1809)&oldid=83857.




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