There scatterd oft the earliest of ye Year By Hands unseen are showers of Vilets found; The Redbreast loves to build and warble there, And little Footsteps lightly print the ground. GrayMS of Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Corrections made by Gray are year for Spring, showers for frequent, redbreast for robin.
Vestigia terrent Omnia te adversum spectantia, nulla retrorsum. The footsteps are terrifying, all coming towards you and none going back again. HoraceEp. Bk. I. 1. 74. Quoted Vestigia nulla retrorsum.