Niobe (n.)
[pron: 'niyohbay] heroine of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, whose sons and daughters were slain by Apollo and Diana; the gods then turned her into a rock, but her eyes continued to weep in the form of a spring
Ham I.ii.149[Hamlet alone, of Gertrude] she followed my poor father's body / Like Niobe, all tears
TC V.x.19[Troilus to Aeneas, of the effect of Hector's death] Make wells and Niobes of the maids and wives
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