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 Hash (A).Hassan-Ben-Sabah. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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 Giao’ur. Leila is put to death by an emir, and Hassan is slain by the Giaour near Mount Parnassus. (Byron: The Giaour.)   1
   Al Hassan. The Arabian emir’ of Persia, father of Hinda, in Moore’s Fire-Worshippers. He was victorious at the battle of Cadessia, and thus became master of Persia.   2

 Hash (A).Hassan-Ben-Sabah. 


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