Grizel

or Grissel. Octavia, wife of Marc Antony and sister of Augustus Caesar, is called the “patient Grizel” of Roman story. (See Grisilda.)

“For patience she will prove a second Grissel.”

Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, ii. I.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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