By Benjamin Disraeli
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This will never do; you must not go on in this way at Jerusalem. ' 'Fellow, I see thou art a miserable prattler. ' 'Be off! Art thou a Hebrew? to say “be off” to any one. You come from Bagdad! I tell you what, go back to Bagdad. ' 'Your grizzled beard protects you. ' 'Flat talk! Why! ' 'If that be his name! Why, every one knows Rabbi Zimri, the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, the successor of Aaron. We have our temple yet, say what they like. ' 'Wretched driveller. ' 'Driveller! dotard! ' 'One you cannot comprehend.
The door opened, and they found themselves in a vast and gorgeous hall.  Around a fountain, which rose fifty feet in height from an immense basin of lapis-lazuli, and reclining on small yellow Barbary mats, was a group of Nubian eunuchs, dressed in rich habits of scarlet and gold, and armed with ivory battle-axes, the white handles worked in precious arabesque finely contrasting with the blue and brilliant blades. The commander of the eunuch-guard rose on seeing Honain, and pressing his hand to his head, mouth, and heart, saluted him.
But it was lucky I was at hand. ' 'A very honest name, good David. It was lucky I was at hand when you spoke to the sentinel, though. A Jew speak to a Frank, and a sentinel too! Hah! hah! hah! that is good. How Rabbi Maimon will laugh! ' 'Well that is candid! Here! this way. 'Tis not far. ' 'I think so. ' 'An humble one. ' inquired Alroy. ' asked Alroy. 'Since the Captivity,' answered Rabbi Maimon. ' said Alroy. ' 'Covered with cloth of gold,' added Rabbi Zimri. ' inquired Alroy. 'Without doubt,' said Rabbi Maimon.
Alroy Or The Prince Of The Captivity by Benjamin Disraeli