The young Cashmerian poet, who relates poetical tales to Lalla
Rookh, in her journey from Delhi to Lesser Bucharia. Lalla Rookh is
going to be married to the young sultan, but falls in love with the
poet. On the wedding morn she is led to her future husband, and finds
that the poet is the sultan himself, who had gallantly taken this
course to win the heart of his bride and beguile her journey. (T. Moore.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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