- (italics) a poetic fragment (1797) by Coleridge.
- Kublai Khan.
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Marco Polo returned to the court of Kubla-Khan when he had finished the expedition of which we spoke in the last chapter.
Kubla-Khan was much pleased to receive these strangers from the distant West.
[(kooh-bluh kahn) (1797)]
An evocative poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge about an exotic emperor. It begins with these lines: “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure-dome decree....”
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