It was indeed a case of vae victis,—woe to the conquered loyalists.
Subsequently under the title “vae Victis”: last published in 1870.
In seven weeks the Paris Revolution was overthrown—and "vae victis!"
Cvis qudam innoxius, cu fundus in agr Albn erat, cum legns prscrptrum nmina s quoque vidret scrptum, vae inquit miser mihi4!
The most generally accepted opinion is, that it is derived from a Latin expression--vemi (vae mihi), "woe is me!"
But France has found out the secret for this age, and—vae victis!
Latin, literally "woe to the vanquished," from Livy, "History" V.xlviii.9.