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  • Newmarket, he almost forgot how ‘Post equitem sedet atra cura.’

    On Forsyte 'Change

  • But if the "post equitem sedet atra cura" was the maxim in the days of Augustus, the man who drives the slower cabriolet in the days of

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 337, October 25, 1828

  • Was it not Lord Palmerston, by the way, who once made that capital classic hit at the versatile chief of the Adullamites in Parliament during a debate on the budget, when he said -- "Atra cura post _equitem_ sedet?"

    She and I, Volume 2 A Love Story. A Life History.

  • _, 'M. Annaeus Lucanus patrem habuit M. Annaeum M.lam ex provincia Baetica Hispaniae interioris Cordubensem equitem Romanum, illustrem inter suos, notum Romae et propter Senecam fratrem, clarum per omnes virtutes virum, et propter studium vitae quietioris ...

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • _, 'Laberium asperae libertatis equitem Romanum Caesar quingentis milibus invitavit, ut prodiret in scaenam et ipse ageret mimos, quos scriptitabat.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • Hegio then began to buy up Elean captives, hoping to get hold of one that he could exchange for his son -- the captive son, that is: for he has no idea that this man at his home is his own child. et quoniam heri indaudivit, de summo loco 30 summoque genere captum esse equitem Aleum, nil pretio parsit, filio dum parceret: reconciliare ut facilius posset domum, emit hosce e praeda ambos de quaestoribus.

    Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives

  • Pierides: magni nunc erit oris opus. iam negat Euphrates equitem post terga tueri

    The Triumpbs of Augustus in the East

  • Medus et Phoebi propioris Indus et Dahae Parthis equitem minati, anxius sceptrum tenet et mouentis cuncta diuinat metuitque casus10 mobilis rerum dubiumque tempus.


  • 'Post equitem sedet atra cura,' -- true only of such scrubby hacks as old Horace could have known.

    Lucretia — Volume 06

  • Then, again, whether with or without this 15 plague of starvation, whether with or without this plague of hostility in front, whatever might be the "fierce varieties" of their misery in this respect, no rest ever came to their unhappy rear; _post equitem sedet atra cura_: it was a torment like the undying worm of conscience.

    De Quincey's Revolt of the Tartars


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