|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Thomas Otway (16521685)|
|QUOTATION:||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
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Orphan. Act iii. Sc. 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]