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John Gay Biography and Poems

John Gay Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on John Gay, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Gay, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), set to music by Johann Christoph Pepusch. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.. English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club

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