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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Griz’el or Grissel.
 
Octavia, wife of Marc Antony and sister of Augustus Cæsar, is called the “patient Grizel” of Roman story. (See GRISILDA.)   1
       
“For patience she will prove a second Grissel.”
       
Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, ii. 1.
 


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