John Gay

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

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
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  • Bronze Star - 5,477 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/31/2014 10:07:00 AM)

    that poor rabbit..the neat thing about is that while the hare was talking to the other barnyard animals its sent and footprints mingled with the others..the hounds would have had problems following it then..smart bunny! ! ! too bad the poet didn't write a concluding stanza..good poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (8/31/2012 10:41:00 AM)

    This seems a cynical attitude towards friendship, but it must be remembered that the hare was facing a terrible foe. How many Germans helped their friends out when the Gestapo came for them? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 461 Points Ramesh T A (8/31/2011 3:37:00 AM)

    All are friends! But who is real friend? It reminds me of a friend in need is a friend in deed! The poem of John Gay very well depicts this moral truth! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Catrina Heart (8/31/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    WoW! ! ! Thanks PH has published John Gay's poems here....he did more to literature more like William Shakespeare. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Archie Langford (8/31/2008 8:10:00 AM)

    in life one finds friends abound
    but none will save one from the hound
    rely on no one trust no one
    and it follows you wont get done a l (Report) Reply

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