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  • Cassandra cried, and curs’d th’ unhappy hour; Foretold our fate; but, by the god’s decree, All heard, and none believ’d the prophecy.
  • Such things as these Cassandra did relate.
  • This day revives within my mind what she Foretold of Troy renew’d in Italy, And Latian lands; but who could then have thought That Phrygian gods to Latium should be brought, Or who believ’d what mad Cassandra taught?
  • Dymas and Hypanis by moonlight knew My motions and my mien, and to my party drew; With young Coroebus, who by love was led To win renown and fair Cassandra’s bed, And lately brought his troops to Priam’s aid, Forewarn’d in vain by the prophetic maid.
  • Cassandra bids; and I declare her doom.
  • Behold the royal prophetess, the fair Cassandra, dragg’d by her dishevel’d hair, Whom not Minerva’s shrine, nor sacred bands, In safety could protect from sacrilegious hands: On heav’n she cast her eyes, she sigh’d, she cried’T was all she could— her tender arms were tied.
  • Confess the truth; by mad Cassandra, more Than Heav’n inspir’d, he sought a foreign shore!

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  • In the TV series, The X-Files, a woman named Cassandra was abducted by aliens, but nobody believed her.
  • Not Cassie for Cassandra.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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