Bedreddin' Hassan

in the story of Noureddin' and his Son, in the Arabian Nights.

“Comparing herself to Bedreddin Hassan, whom the vizier ... discovered by his superlative skill in composing cream-tarts without pepper in them.” —Scott: Heart of Midlothian.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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