Spartam nactus es; hanc exorna
"your lot is cast in Sparta, be a credit to it "

"having made your bed, now lie on it as comfortably as you can". The proverb is frequent in Latin literature, being taken from the 'Telephus' of Euripides, where it is addressed by Agamemnon to Menelaus.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA) from The Rational For Persecutions in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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