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Hassan

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Caliph of the Ottoman empire; noted for his hospitality and splendour. His palace was daily thronged with guests, and in his seraglio was a beautiful young slave named Leila (2 syl.), who had formed an unfortunate attachment to a Christian called the Giaoʹur. Leila is put to death by an emir, and Hassan is slain by the Giaour near Mount Parnassus. (Byron: The Giaour.)

Al Hassan. The Arabian emirʹ of Persia, father of Hinda, in Moore’s Fire-Worshippers. He was victorious at the battle of Cadessia, and thus became master of Persia.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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