The Autobiography of Thomas Platter, a schoolmaster of the sixteenth century.

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Author: Thomas Platter
Published: 1847
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,917 / 65 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,028
Added to site: 2010.10.15
mnybks.net#: 29272
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography

Translated from the German by Mrs. Finn.

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with him. Once there were two of us little goatherds in the wood, and were talking of various childish things: amongst others we wished that we could fly, for then we would fly out of the mountain to Germany (for so Switzerland was called in St. Gall). On a sudden came a frightfully large bird darting down upon us, so that we thought it was going to carry one or both of us away. At this we both began to scream, and to defend ourselves with our shepherd's crooks, and to cross ourselves, till the bird flew away; then we said to one another, "We have done wrong in wishing to be able to fly; God did not create us for flying, but for walking." Another time I was in a very deep fissure looking for crystals, of which many were found in it. All at once I saw a stone as large as an oven starting from the side, and as I had no time to get out of the way, I stooped down upon my face. The stone fell several fathoms down to a spot above me, and from thence it made a spring away over me, so that I escaped with a whole skin

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.02.07
Carol Dixon
*****

Fascinating first hand account of an important time in history. Thomas Platter was in Germany as it was turning away from Catholicism to Luther's enlightenment. Platter was one of the first to learn the Hebrew Bible and teach it to others. I'd recommend this work to historians and all those interested in the forming of the modern church.


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