John Gay

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

John Gay Poems

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

I.
'Twas when the seas were roaring
With hollow blasts of wind;
A damsel lay deploring,
All on a rock reclin'd.
Wide o'er the roaring billows
She cast a wistful look;
Her head was crown'd with willows,
That tremble o'er the brook.

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