E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The great Nazir, or chamberlain of Aurungzebës harem, in Lalla Rookh. The criticism of this self-conceited courtier upon the several tales which make up the romance are very racy and full of humour; and his crest-fallen conceit when he finds out that the poet was the Prince in disguise is well conceived.
He was a judge of everythingfrom the pencilling of a Circassians eyelids to the deepest questions of science and literature; from the mixture of a conserve of rose-leaves to the composition of an epic poem all the cooks and poets of Delhi stood in awe of him.T. Moore.