1830 Historical Sketches of Belize: The Coloured, the Indian, the Carib, and the Mosquito man
Livin da vida loca, The Flames of Love: Sat. Oct. 14 1826
" Obstupui, steteruntque comae, et vox faucibus haesit. "
I was stupefied, and my hair stood on end, and my voice stuck to my throat.
A description of the physical effects of fear, from Virgil's Aeneid; with an equivalent meaning of, "I was scared stiff."