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SEMIRAMIS

SEMIRAMIS. Semiramis built a monument for herself, with [p. 187] this inscription: Whatever king wants treasure, if he open this tomb, he may be satisfied. Darius therefore opening it found no treasure, but another inscription of this import: If thou wert not a wicked person and of insatiable covetousness, thou wouldst not disturb the mansions of the dead.

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