John Gay

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

John Gay Poems

1. A Ballad 4/20/2010
2. Acis And Galatea 4/20/2010
3. An Elegy On A Lap-Dog 5/27/2001
4. Fable L: The Hare And Many Friends 5/27/2001
5. Fable Xlii. The Juggler 4/20/2010
6. He That Tastes Woman 5/23/2012
7. If Lawyer's Hand Is Fee'D 5/23/2012
8. If The Heart Of A Man 5/23/2012
9. Ode To Adversity 4/20/2010
10. Rural Sports: A Georgic - Canto I. 4/20/2010
11. Rural Sports: A Georgic - Canto Ii. 4/20/2010
12. Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air Iv-Cotillion 5/23/2012
13. Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air X-“thomas, I Cannot' 5/23/2012
14. Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air Xvi-“over The Hills, And Far Away” 5/23/2012
15. Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air Xxvii-“green Sleeves” 5/23/2012
16. Sweet William's Farewell To Black-Ey'D Susan: A Ballad 5/27/2001
17. The Beggar's Opera (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
18. The Fan : A Poem. Book I. 4/20/2010
19. The Fan : A Poem. Book Iii. 4/20/2010
20. The Fan : A Poem. Book Ii. 4/20/2010
21. The Man And The Flea 5/23/2012
22. The Quidnunckis 4/20/2010
23. The Shepherd And The Philosopher 4/20/2010
24. The Shepherd's Week (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
25. The Shepherd's Week : Friday; Or, The Dirge 4/20/2010
26. The Shepherd's Week : Monday; Or The Squabble 4/20/2010
27. The Shepherd's Week : Saturday; Or, The Flights 4/20/2010
28. The Shepherd's Week : Thursday; Or, The Spell 4/20/2010
29. The Shepherd's Week : Tuesday; Or, The Ditty 4/20/2010
30. The Shepherd's Week : Wednesday; Or, The Dumps 4/20/2010
31. Three Airs For The Beggar's Opera, Air Xxii 2/18/2015
32. To A Lady 5/23/2012
33. To A Young Lady, With Some Lampreys 5/23/2012
34. Trivia ; Or, The Art Of Walking The Streets Of London : Book Ii. 4/20/2010
35. Trivia ; Or, The Art Of Walking The Streets Of London : Book Iii 4/20/2010
36. Trivia; Or The Art Of Walking The Streets Of London: Book I. 4/20/2010
37. Trivia; Or, The Art Of Walking The Streets Of London (Excer 1/1/2004
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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