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Comprehensive information about John Gay including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. John Gay 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. This educational John Gay resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose. Quote Right
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Quote Left In beauty, faults conspicuous grow; the smallest speck is seen on snow Quote Right
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Quote Left I must have women -- there is nothing unbends the mind like them. Quote Right
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Quote Left O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on. Quote Right
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Quote Left Cowards are cruel, but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save. Quote Right
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