John Gay

(30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732 / Barnstaple, England)

John Gay Poems

1. The Fan : A Poem. Book Ii. 4/20/2010
2. The Shepherd's Week : Friday; Or, The Dirge 4/20/2010
3. The Shepherd's Week : Saturday; Or, The Flights 4/20/2010
4. The Shepherd's Week : Thursday; Or, The Spell 4/20/2010
5. The Shepherd's Week : Tuesday; Or, The Ditty 4/20/2010
6. Trivia ; Or, The Art Of Walking The Streets Of London : Book Iii 4/20/2010
7. Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air X-“thomas, I Cannot' 5/23/2012
8. If The Heart Of A Man 5/23/2012
9. The Shepherd's Week : Wednesday; Or, The Dumps 4/20/2010
10. Trivia ; Or, The Art Of Walking The Streets Of London : Book Ii. 4/20/2010
11. Rural Sports: A Georgic - Canto Ii. 4/20/2010
12. The Shepherd's Week : Monday; Or The Squabble 4/20/2010
13. He That Tastes Woman 5/23/2012
14. The Man And The Flea 5/23/2012
15. To A Lady 5/23/2012
16. The Fan : A Poem. Book Iii. 4/20/2010
17. To A Young Lady, With Some Lampreys 5/23/2012
18. Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air Xxvii-“green Sleeves” 5/23/2012
19. Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air Iv-Cotillion 5/23/2012
20. The Quidnunckis 4/20/2010
21. The Shepherd's Week (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
22. Fable Xlii. The Juggler 4/20/2010
23. Trivia; Or The Art Of Walking The Streets Of London: Book I. 4/20/2010
24. Three Airs For The Beggar's Opera, Air Xxii 2/18/2015
25. Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air Xvi-“over The Hills, And Far Away” 5/23/2012
26. If Lawyer's Hand Is Fee'D 5/23/2012
27. A Ballad 4/20/2010
28. The Shepherd And The Philosopher 4/20/2010
29. Rural Sports: A Georgic - Canto I. 4/20/2010
30. Acis And Galatea 4/20/2010
31. Ode To Adversity 4/20/2010
32. Trivia; Or, The Art Of Walking The Streets Of London (Excer 1/1/2004
33. The Beggar's Opera (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
34. The Fan : A Poem. Book I. 4/20/2010
35. Sweet William's Farewell To Black-Ey'D Susan: A Ballad 5/27/2001
36. An Elegy On A Lap-Dog 5/27/2001
37. Fable L: The Hare And Many Friends 5/27/2001
Best Poem of John Gay

Fable L: The Hare And Many Friends

Friendship, as love, is but a name,
Save in a concentrated flame;
And thus, in friendships, who depend
On more than one, find not one friend.

A hare who, in a civil way,
Was not dissimilar to GAY,
Was well known never to offend,
And every creature was her friend.
As was her wont, at early dawn,
She issued to the dewy lawn;
When, from the wood and empty lair,
The cry of hounds fell on her ear.
She started at the frightful sounds,
And doubled to mislead the hounds;
Till, fainting with her beating heart,
She saw the horse, who fed apart.
'My ...

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Acis And Galatea

Air.
Love in her eyes sits playing,
And sheds delicious death;
Love on her lips is straying,
And warbling in her breath;
Love on her breast sits panting,
And swells with soft desire;
Nor grace nor charm is wanting
To set the heart on fire.

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