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

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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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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/31/2013 1:59:00 AM)

    first stanza worth of dying immensity a poem that teaces many thing lovely poem

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  • 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?

  • Stevie Taite (8/31/2012 4:55:00 AM)

    I love story poems like this, with moral!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Helen Lopez (8/31/2007 9:50:00 PM)

    This is very interesting... i love it!

  • Marilyn Lott (8/31/2007 9:19:00 AM)

    I love how this story unfolds. A delightful
    poem!

    Marilyn

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