And embracing her daughter, the countess began to weep for the first time.
Out of pity for her grief, the gods changed Niobe herself into a rock on Mount Sipylus in Phrygia, in which form she continued to weep (Homer, Iliad, xxiv.
They did not weep or shudder and during these last days they themselves felt that they were not attending on him (he was no longer there, he had left them) but on what reminded them most closely of him--his body.
Tushin gave no orders, and, silently-- fearing to speak because at every word he felt ready to weep without knowing why--rode behind on his artillery nag.
He had absolutely nothing to weep about yet he was ready to weep.
He has not a character like us women who, when we suffer, can weep away our sorrows.
For sinful as he is, Jonah does not weep and wail for direct deliverance.
Well then, this! and he tore up the note, and by so doing caused the old countess to weep tears of joy.