John Gay

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

Fable L: The Hare And Many Friends - Poem by John Gay

Friendship, as love, is but a name,
Save in a concentrated flame;
And thus, in friendships, who depend
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Comments about Fable L: The Hare And Many Friends by John Gay

  • Gold Star - 14,029 Points Susan Williams (11/10/2015 2:25:00 PM)

    What a well-written expose of the value of professed friendship (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,945 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/31/2014 10:07:00 AM)

    that poor rabbit..the neat thing about is that while the hare was talking to the other barnyard animals its sent and footprints mingled with the others..the hounds would have had problems following it bunny! ! ! too bad the poet didn't write a concluding stanza..good poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,928 Points * Sunprincess * (6/30/2014 9:12:00 AM)

    .................a well thought out friendship real or only another dream.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/31/2013 1:59:00 AM)

    first stanza worth of dying immensity a poem that teaces many thing lovely poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (8/31/2012 10:41:00 AM)

    This seems a cynical attitude towards friendship, but it must be remembered that the hare was facing a terrible foe. How many Germans helped their friends out when the Gestapo came for them? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points Stevie Taite (8/31/2012 4:55:00 AM)

    I love story poems like this, with moral! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,816 Points Ramesh T A (8/31/2011 3:37:00 AM)

    All are friends! But who is real friend? It reminds me of a friend in need is a friend in deed! The poem of John Gay very well depicts this moral truth! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Catrina Heart (8/31/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    WoW! ! ! Thanks PH has published John Gay's poems here....he did more to literature more like William Shakespeare. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Archie Langford (8/31/2008 8:10:00 AM)

    in life one finds friends abound
    but none will save one from the hound
    rely on no one trust no one
    and it follows you wont get done a l (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Helen Lopez (8/31/2007 9:50:00 PM)

    This is very interesting... i love it! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 975 Points Marilyn Lott (8/31/2007 9:19:00 AM)

    I love how this story unfolds. A delightful

    Marilyn (Report) Reply

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