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Ang. It is an unreasonable accusation, that you lay upon our sex.
You tax us with injustice, only to cover your own want of merit. You would all have the reward of love ; but few have the constancy to stay till it becomes your due. Men are generally hypocrites and infidels; they pretend to worship, but have neither zeal nor faith. How few, like Valentine, would persevere even to martyrdom, and sacri. fice their interest to their constancy! In admiring me, you misplace the novelty.
The miracle to-day is, that we find
SURE Providence at first design'd this place
And thus our audience, which did once resort