An 1825 piece claims: The following inscription is written, in large characters, over the principal gate of the city of Agra, in Hindostan:
"In the first year of the reign of king Julief, two thousand married couple were separated, by the magistrate, with their own consent. The emperor was so indignant, on leaning these particulars, that he abolished the privilege of divorce. In the course of the following year, the number of marriages in Agra was less than before by three thousand; the number of adulteries was greater by seven thousand; three hundred women were burned alive for poisoning their husbands; seventy-five men were burned for the murder of their wives; and the quantity of furniture broken and destroyed, in the interior of private families, amounted to the value of three millions of rupees. The emperor re-established the privilege of divorce."
Does or did such an inscription ever exist?
And, as a follow up question, if the inscription never did exist, does the story contained in the fictitious inscription have any basis?