When the Barmecide had done rubbing his hands, he raised his voice, and cried, "Set food before us at once, we are very hungry.
After ordering a variety of dishes (which never came) to be placed on the table, and discussing the merits of each one, the Barmecide declared that having dined so well, they would now proceed to take their wine.
All the while Schacabac was treated by the Barmecide as a familiar friend, and dressed in a garment out of his own wardrobe.
Twenty years passed by, and my brother was still living with the Barmecide, looking after his house, and managing his affairs.
for the Barmecides were famed for their liberality and generosity.
East/West, "A Barmecide
Feast," March 13, 1968, 2; Daryl Maeda, Rethinking the Asian American Movement (New York: Routledge, 2012), 1-26; William Wei, The Asian American Movement (Philadelphia, Pa.
Moore's prescient comment decades ago that "Lawrence made barmecide
love to [Cynthia] in his stories" (Beauman 162, Moore 452), and it is helpful to consider the incisiveness of Moore's precise but forgotten metaphor.
That night, on going to bed, I forgot to prepare in imagination the Barmecide
supper, of hot roast potatoes, or white bread and new milk, with which I was wont to amuse my inward cravings.
Alfred Day, its 1924 founder, was also a racehorse trainer who saddled a horse called Barmecide
to win the 1893 Goodwood Cup and planted a replica of the Versailles maze in his garden.
Jamel Eddine Bencheikh, in his study of "historical and mythical Baghdad' shows how Arabian Nights redactors borrowed love-story motifs from pre-Islamic Iraq and applied them to historical personages such as the caliphal vizier Ja[CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]far the Barmecide
and [CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]Abbasa, sister of Harun al-Rashid.