See also:born at Hartenstein in the Saxon
See also:Erzgebirge, on the 5th of
See also:October 1609, the son of the
See also:village pastor . At the age of fourteen he was sent' to school at
See also:Leipzig and subsequently studied
See also:medicine at' the university . Driven away by the troubles of the
See also:Thirty Years' War, he was fortunate enough to become attached to an.
See also:embassy despatched in 1634 by Duke
See also:Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp to Russia and
See also:Persia, and to which the famous traveller
See also:Adam Olearius was secretary . In 1639 the
See also:mission returned; to Reval, and here
See also:Fleming, having become betrothed, determined to settle as a physician . He proceeded to
See also:Leiden to procure a
See also:doctor's diploma, but. died suddenly at
See also:Hamburg on his way home on the 2nd of
See also:April 1640 . Though belonging to the school of
See also:Martin Opitz, Fleming is distinguished from most of his contemporaries by the
See also:ring of genuine feeling and religious fervour that pervades his lyric, poems, even his occasional pieces . In the sonnet, his favourite
See also:form of
See also:verse, he was particularly happy . Among his religious poems the hymn beginning " In
See also:alien meinen Taten lass ich den, Hochsten eaten " is well known and widely sung . Fleming's Teutsche Poemata appeared posthumously in 1642; they are edited by J . M .
See also:Lappenberg, in the' Bibliothek
See also:des litterarischen Vereins (2 vols., 1863; a third
See also:volume, 1866, contains Fleming's Latin poems) . Selections have been edited by J .
Tittmann in the second volume of theseries entitled Deutsche Dchter des siebzehnten Jahrhunderts (Leipzig, 1870), and by H . Osterley (
See also:Stuttgart, 1885) . A
See also:life of the poet will be found in Varnhagen von Ense's Biographische Denkmale, Bd. iv . (Berlin, 1826) . See also J . Straumer, Paul Flemings Leben and Orientreise (1892); L . G . Wysocky, De
See also:Pauli Flemingi Germanice scrsptis et ingenio (
See also:Paris, 1892) .
HEINRICH LEBERECHT FLEISCHER (1801-1888)
RICHARD FLEMING (d. 1431)
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