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" Orientale;" but for correctness of costume, beauty of description, and power of imagination, it far surpasses all European imitations; and bears such marks of originality, that those who have visited the East will find some difficulty in believing it... "
The poetical works of lord Byron, with notes - Page 64
de George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1885
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876 - 860 pages
...correctness of costume, beauty of description, and power of imagination. 'As an Eastern tale,' he says, ' s. The light streamed redder and more red. All in It would be difficult to institute a comparison between scenes so very dissimilar — almost as different...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, Volume 3

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1879 - 408 pages
...in the '' Bibliotheque Orieutale;" but for correctness of costume, beauty of description, and power of imagination, it far surpasses all European imitations;...Valley" will not bear a comparison with the " Hall of Eblie." i ["Nor whether most he mourn'd none knew, For her he loved or him he slew."—MS.] THE BRIDE...
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The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge, Volume 2

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1879 - 836 pages
...oriental romances, as ' Lalla Rookh ' is the finest of oriental poems ; " and Lord Byron said that " as an eastern tale even ' Rasselas ' must bow before...will not bear a comparison with the hall of Eblis." He displayed his fastidious taste for magnificent buildings in the erection of Fonthill abbey, with...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 576 pages
...imagination, this most Eastern and sublime tale [Vathek] surpasses all European imitations; and boars olonel Rahl the commanding officer, and seven others, were found wo havn some difficulty in believing it to be more than a translation. ... As an Eastern tale even Rasselai...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 5 à 6

Robert Chambers - 1880 - 824 pages
...description, and power of imagination. ' As an Eastern tale,' he says, 'even liasselas must bow before it: hia Happy Valley will not bear a comparison with the Hall of Eblis.' It would be difficult to institute a comparison between scenes so very dissimilar — almost as different...
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The poetical works of lord Byron. Repr. with life, notes &c. 'Albion' ed

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1881 - 802 pages
...costume, beauty of description. And power of imagination, It far surpasses all European tmitatioDs; U<1 nd her chair. With eye unmoved, and forehead unabash'd,...the plate she lately wasb'd. Quick with the tale, a .1 translation. As an Eastern tale, even Rasselas must bow before it ; his ' Happy Valley ' will not...
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The History of the Caliph Vathek

William Beckford - 1883 - 446 pages
...European imitations ; and bears such marks of originality that those who have visited the East will have some difficulty in believing it to be more than a...will not bear a comparison with the Hall of Eblis." A high authority thus comments upon the noble critic and his subject : — " ' Vathek ' is, indeed,...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - 1883 - 612 pages
..." For correctness of costume, beauty of description, and power of imagination," says Lord Byron, " it far surpasses all European imitations, and bears...difficulty in believing it to be more than a translation." The tale itself is full of romantic conceptions. The Caliph Vathek is a grandson of the great Haroun...
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The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary for General Knowledge, Volume 2

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1883 - 852 pages
...oriental romances, as ' Lalla Rookh ' is the finest of oriental poems;" and Lord Byron said that " as an eastern tale even ' Rasselas ' must bow before...His happy valley will not bear a comparison with the haU of Eblis." H« displayed his fastidious taste for magnificent buildings in the erection of Fon...
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The History of the Caliph Vathek

William Beckford - 1883 - 452 pages
...correctness of costume, beauty of description, and power of imagination, this most Eastern and sublime tale surpasses all European imitations ; and bears such...originality that those who have visited the East will have some difficulty in believing it to be more than a translation. ... As an Eastern tale even ' Rasselas...
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