Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.

Death and the Pale Horse

I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death.
Revelations, Chap. vi. Ver. 8.

Behind her death,
Close following pace for pace, not mounted yet
On his pale horse.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book X. Line 588.