E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.