Thomas Otway Quote

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!


The Orphan (1680), Act iii. Sc. 1. Compare: "O woman, woman! when to ill thy mind/ Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend", Alexander Pope, Homer's Odyssey, book xi., line 531.

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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...

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