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[188] Instruis. It was the practice of the ancients to adorn the sepulchres of their friends at a great expence, and throw gold, rich vestments, and armour, upon the funeral pile. Dido, in allusion to this, tells Aeneas, but in the bitterness of reproach, that his sword shall be the instrument of her death, and the ornament of her sepulchre.

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