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!"
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.