John Gay

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

John Gay Poems

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

A juggler long through all the town
Had raised his fortune and renown;
You'd think (so far his art transcends)
The devil at his fingers' ends.
Vice heard his fame, she read his bill;
Convinced of his inferior skill,
She sought his booth, and from the crowd
Defied the man of art aloud:
'Is this, then, he so famed for sleight?

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