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[ 114 ) and the daughter should be maintained for the remainder of their lives at the expense of the public, and that a temple, sacred to filial piety should be erected near the prison. 49. Bajazet. Tamerlane the Great, having made war on Bajazet, Emperor of the Turks, overthrew him in battle and took him prisoner. The victor at first gave the captive monarch a very civil reception; and entering into conversation with him said, “Now, king, tell me truly what wouldst thou have done with me had I fallen into thy power?” Bajazet, who was of a fierce and haughty spirit, thus replied: Had the gods given unto me the victory, I would have enclosed thee in an iron cage, and carried thee about with me as a spectacle of derision to the world. Tamerlane wrathfully replied, “Then, proud man, as thou wouldst have done to me, even so will I do unto thee.” A strong iron cage was made, into which the fallen emperor was thrust; and thus was he