"Coriolanus has here carried his sternness, and the strained principles of stoical pride, whose throne is only in the mind, as far as they could go; and now great Nature, whose more sovereign seat of empire is in the heart, takes her turn to triumph; for upon the joint prayers, tears, and intreaties of his family, he becomes a man, at last."
— Griffith, Elizabeth (1720-1793)
Not of a woman's tenderness to be,
Requires nor child, nor woman's face to see--
I've sat too long.
Endeavours to go, but is withheld.
Text from The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama Illustrated: By Mrs. Griffith. (London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1775). <Link to ECCO-TCP>