Hassan

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 Giaour. 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 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.

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