"But then I was encourag'd by Reflecting, that Lelius and Scipio, the two greatest Men in their Time, among the Romans, both for Political and Military Virtues, in the height of their important Affairs, thought the Perusal and Improving of Terence's Comedies the noblest way of Unbinding their Minds."
— Centlivre [née Freeman; other married name Carroll], Susanna (bap. 1669?, d. 1723)
Text from The Busie Body: A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, By Her Majesty's Servants. Written by Mrs. Susanna Centlivre. (London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1709).