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Group Title: Abou-Hassan, or, Caliph for a day : an eastern story.
Title: Abou-Hassan, or, Caliph for a day
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00025332/00001
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Title: Abou-Hassan, or, Caliph for a day an eastern story
Alternate Title: Caliph for a day
Physical Description: 5 leaves : ill. ; 27 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Marcus Ward & Co ( Publisher )
Publisher: Marcus Ward & Co.
Place of Publication: London ;
Publication Date: [ca. 1880]
Subject: Children's poetry -- 1880   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1880
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
Northern Ireland -- Belfast
General Note: "Marcus Ward's Japanese picture stories"
General Note: Title from cover.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00025332
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001861530
oclc - 28901064
notis - AJT5990
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    Abou Hassan, or Caliph for a Day
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Abou Hassan-- or Caliph for a ay.- Conlinued.The four naughty old men then arrived in the You had gone out too late, and had broken yourHall, head,And knelt trembling, their necks in a noose, Or another's, and chanced to be caught ?""While the Caliph's grand hangman, symmetric "I'm the Caliph of Bagdad Where is Na-and tall, houzatou:-Stood with scimeter ready for use. Oonadat, and the rest of my court ?"Then said Hassan, "I'll teach these old gossips " Oh my son," she replied, " you are mad or ato talk fool!Take them out, bastinado their feet, Or perhaps you are only in sport."And, because they may then be unable to walk, But she could not convince him he wasn't theOn a camel give each a back seat; Caliph:He called for Mesrour and the ladies;"And have them escorted by fifty good sabres, He called for Mesrour and the ladies lLet the crier proclaim as regards them,- And at last she was forced to send out for a bailiff,i's.'These are men who were always defaming their Who took him away to the Cadi's.neighbours, There they said he was mad, and they lockedCaliph Hassan thus justly rewards them.'" him up closeAll this time the true Caliph was watching be- In the Bedlam, or Bagdad Asylum,All this time the true Caliph was atching be- And gave him, as medicine, a score of hardFrom a wind ow concealed in the wall, blows,From a window concealed in the wall, And called him " The King," to revile him.his mind, Till it came to the Caliph's own ears at the last,his mind, How this. son of the widow declaredWhile he sat on the throne in the Hall. How this. son of the widow declaredWhile he sat on the throne in the Hall. He was Caliph of Bagdad, though tied up so:Then he went to the banqueting room in full state, fastThere were meats, drinks, and fruits all exotic: In the asylum's refractory ward.So Abou was heartily pleased with the fate T he e laughed when he heard theWhich had made him a monarch despotic. The Caliph he laughed when he heard thestrange tale :Then the fair Morning-star, and the Cluster-of- He sent for Abou to the Palace,pearls And laughed when he saw him so sad and soDanced before His Sublimity, lightly; pale,Nahouzatoul-Oonadat, sweetest of girls, For the feelings of Caliphs are callous.Gave him goblets of wine most politely. They brought Hassan chained: he dared hardlyThen Nahouzatoul-Oonadat, lovely and wily, look upSaid she'd pledge him in one goblet more, At first, half expiring with fear,And contrived as the Caliph had taught her, full When he saw the same merchant he'd asked inslily, to sup,i To give him a dose, as before. With Mesrour and Jaffir the Vizier.In the midst of his prettiest speech he stopped The Caliph, still laughing, desired them to takeshort, Off the chains from his legs and his arms,And fell back, sound asleep, on the floor; And begged him to pardon the joke, for his sake,And the Caliph came out, well pleased at the That had caused him so many alarms.sport, He put a gold chain round his neck, and a dressAnd saw him borne off to his door. Of embroidery, fit for such glory,.They took him safe home on the back of a man, And took him to visit the chief Caliph-ess,And into his house, sleeping sound, Who laughed like her lord at the story.Like a bundle of luggage, upon his divan, So they soon made him merry, and then, toLaid him down, where his mother him found. crown all,"Get up Hassan, my son, why not yet gone to They said they'd provide him a wife:bed ? Nahouzatoul-Oonadat, blushing, they call,When did you come home, for I thought And make Hassan happy for life.[All Fights Reserved.] The Baldwin LibraryUniversitym6J ofLFicrida

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