...Certainly inspiring to Ludlow was the hashish-vision described by Bayard Taylor which occurred when Taylor was in Damascus and which was published in Putnam's magazine and later in Taylor's book The Lands of the Saracen....
....My curiosity was now in a way of being satisfied.... ....I writhed on my chair in an agony of laughter, which was only relieved by the vision melting away like a dissolving view; till, out of my confusion of indistinct images and fragments of images, another and more wonderful vision arose....
SOURCE:
Taylor, B. "The Vision of Hasheesh" (available at this library)
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