Quotation by E.T.A.W. Hoffmann

Boys should not play with weapons more dangerous than they understand.
E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776–1822), German author, composer. "The Deed of Entail," trans. by J. M. Cohen, Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann Tales, p. 245, ed. Victor Lange, The German Library, Continuum (1982).

The great uncle to his grandnephew, the story's narrator, in his youth, about the perils of involvement with women.
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