Hi, this is from Endymion, or The Man in the Moon by John Lyly. Cynthia: A strange effect of love, to work such an extreme hate. How say you, Endymion? All this was for love. Endymion: I say, madam, then the gods send me a woman's hate. Context: This is the end of the play. Tellus (f) was in love with Endymion (m) but he fell for Cynthia (f, godess). Tellus had Endymion cursed and he slept until Cynthia kissed him. In the end, Tellus confesses to her evil deed, saying that she did it out of love. This is the reaction. What does the bold part mean? Why is it in the present tense ("send")?