...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
"The Vision of Hasheesh" (available
at this library)
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