John Gay Quotes

Were I laid on Greenland's Coast, And in my Arms embrac'd my Lass; Warm amidst eternal Frost, Too soon the Half Year's Night would pass.
John Gay (1685-1732), British poet. The Beggar's Opera (I, i). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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And I would love you all the Day, Every Night would kiss and play, If with me you'd fondly stray Over the Hills and far away.
John Gay (1685-1732), British poet. The Beggar's Opera (I, i). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
John Gay (1685-1732), British dramatist, poet. "The Hound and the Huntsman," Fables (1727).
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Those who in quarrels interpose, Must often wipe a bloody nose.
John Gay (1685-1732), British dramatist, poet. "The Mastiffs," pt. 1, l. 1-2, Fables (1727).
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