Saturday, December 14, 2019


Dark Care

Stevie Smith (1902-1971), "Behind the Knight," Collected Poems (New York: New Directions, 1983), p. 231:
Behind the Knight sits hooded Care,
And as he rides she speaks him fair,
She lays her hand in his sable muff,
Ride he never so fast he'll not cast her off.
Horace, Odes 3.1.40:
Dark care sits behind the horseman.

post equitem sedet atra Cura.

Albert Gilbert (1854-1934), Post Equitem Sedet Atra Cura
(London, Victoria and Albert Museum, A.7-1972)

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