Plures efficimus quoties metimur a vobis, semen est sanguis Christianorum. As often as we are mown down by you, the more we grow in numbers; the blood of the Christians istheseed.
That was a day of delight and wonder.While lying the shade of the maple trees under—He felt the soft breeze at its frolicksome play;He smelled the sweet odor of newly mown hay.thomas dunn english
While thus he threw his Elbow round,Depopulating all the Ground,And, with his whistling Sythe, does cutEach stroke between the Earth and Root,The edged Stele by careless chanceDid into his own Ankle glance;And there among the Grass fell down,by his own Sythe, the Mower mown.Andrew Marvell
Often quoted as ‘The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.’ Variant translation: As often as we are mown down by you, the more we grow in numbers; the blood of the Christians is the seed.