pale horse

pale horse

fourth horse of Apocolypse, ridden by Death personified. [N.T.: Revelation 7:7–8]
See: Death

pale horse

ridden by Death. [N. T.: Revelation 6:8]
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She gathered together her quack periodicals and her quack medicines, and thus armed with death, went about on her pale horse, metaphorically speaking, with "hell following after." But she never suspected that she was not an angel of healing and the balm of Gilead in disguise, to the suffering neighbors.
Richard's high spirits carrying everything before them, we all went out together to the top of the hill above the village, where he had ordered a gig to wait and where we found a man with a lantern standing at the head of the gaunt pale horse that had been harnessed to it.
I have before me the whole picture of the warm dark night, the summer lightning, the dusty track of road closed in by hedgerows and high trees, the gaunt pale horse with his ears pricked up, and the driving away at speed to Jarndyce and Jarndyce.
He comes; a severe, sedate, immovable, dark rider, waving his truncheon of universal sway, as he passes along the lengthened line, on the pale horse of the Revelation.
Mean while in Paradise the hellish pair Too soon arriv'd, SIN there in power before, Once actual, now in body, and to dwell Habitual habitant; behind her DEATH Close following pace for pace, not mounted yet On his pale Horse: to whom SIN thus began.
There is in the world a very aged rioter and demagogue who breaks into the most refined retreats with the dreadful information that all men are brothers, and wherever this leveller went on his pale horse it was Father Brown's trade to follow.
Schiele did his part by immortalizing the faces of his beloved persons--very much like Porter, who in her version of the spiritual "Pale Horse, Pale Rider," contends that death takes away the singer's lover, mother, siblings, and eventually over the course of several verses the entire family, "But not the singer, not yet," "Death always leaves one singer to mourn." That's to ensure remembrance, which applies as well in public health, where to prevent the next pandemic, it pays to remember and study the past ones.
As seen on the PBS "Mystery!" television series, The Pale Horse is a movie adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's classic Miss Marple murder mysteries.
Katherine Anne Porter's Pale Horse, Pale Rider echoes through Josie's flu-stricken dreams, but the landscape she and Sterns travel also invokes Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower, an 1990s novel that also revolves around fires that burn out of control over millions of acres and the unintentional results of biomedical research.
AARON WRIGHT Go On Yer Self From Edinburgh singer's debut EP Beyond A Pale Horse which features Teenage Fanclub and Belle And Sebastian.
So it was with a slight sense of relief that I watched A Pale Horse last Sunday, the latest in the hundreds of films and TV shows based on Miss Marple - or, to give the old lady her full title, AgathaChristie'sMissMarple.
Agatha Christie's Marple (ITV1, 9pm) In this very loose adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel (Miss Marple did not appear in the original 1961 novel The Pale Horse), a priest is coshed on the head and murdered just minutes after taking the final confession of a dying woman who slips him a piece of paper.