What mighty ills have not been done by woman! Who was t betrayed the Capitol?A woman! Who lost Mark Antony the world?A woman! Who was the cause of a long ten years war, And laid at last old Troy in ashes?Woman! Destructive, damnable, deceitful woman!1
The Orphan. Act iii. Sc. 1.
Note 1. O woman, woman! when to ill thy mind Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend. Alexander Pope: Homers Odyssey, book xi. line 531. [back]