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Haroun al Raschid

Calif of the East, of the Abbasside race. (765-809.) His adventures form a part of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894HarpHa…

Just

(The). Aristides, the Athenian (died B.C. 468). Baharam, styled Shah Endeb(the Just King), fifth of the Sassanidae (q.v.) (276-296). Casimir II., King of Poland (1117, 1177-1194). Ferdinand…

Haroot

and Maroot. Two angels who, in consequence of their want of compassion to man, are susceptible of human passions, and are sent upon earth to be tempted. They were at one time kings of Babel…

Harp

The arms of Ireland. According to tradition, one of the early kings of Ireland was named David, and this king took for arms the harp of Israel's sweet Psalmist. Probably the harp is altoget…

Abbassides

Abb′assides(3 syl.). A dynasty of caliphs who reigned from 750–1258. The name is derived from Abbas, uncle of Mahomet. The most celebrated of them was Haroun-al-Raschid (born 765…

Ganem

(g hard), having incurred the displeasure of Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid, effected his escape by taking the place of a slave, who was carrying on his head dishes from his own table. (Arabian N…

Goodman of Ballengeich

The assumed name of James V. of Scotland when he made his disguised visits through the country districts around Edinburgh and Stirling, after the fashion of Haroun-al-Raschid, Louis XI., e…

Marinda

or Maridah. The fair mistress of Haroun-al-Raschid. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MarineMarina A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T …

Moussali

A Persian musician. Haroun al Raschid was going to divorce his late favourite Maridah or Marinda, but the poet Moussali sang some verses to him which so touched his heart, that he went in s…

Zobeide

(2 syl.). A lady of Bagdad, whose history is related in the Three Calenders. The Kalif Haroun-al-Ras-chid married her. (Arabian Nights.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham …