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<wk> <au>Johnson, Samuel</au> <ti>The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia</ti> <pub>New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960</pub> <ct>Rasselas, Poems, and Selected Prose</ct> <editor>Bertrand H. Bronson</editor><role>ed.</role> <dt>1759</dt> <doc>JohRass</doc> <loc><locdoc>JohRass1</locdoc><div0 n=1> <p> Description of a palace in a valley Ye who listen with credulity to the whispers of fancy, and pursue with eagerness the phantoms of hope; who expect that age will perform the promises of youth, and that the de- ficiencies of the present day will be supplied by the morrow ; attend to the history of Rasselas prince of Abissinia. <p>Rasselas was the fourth son of the mighty emperour, in whose dominions the Father of waters begins his course; whose bounty pours down the streams of plenty, and scatters over half the world the harvests of Egypt. <p>According to the custom which has descended from age to age among the monarchs of the torrid zone, Rassel . . .