E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Prince of Abyssinia, in Dr. Johnsons romance so called.
Rasselas is a mass of sense, and its moral precepts are certainly conveyed in striking and happy language. The mad astronomer who imagined that he possessed the regulation of the weather and the distribution of the seasons, is an original character in romance; and the happy valley in which Rasselas resides is sketched with poetical feeling.Young.