John Gay

John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.

Read more about John Gay:  Early Life, Early Career, Patrons, The Beggar's Opera, Later Career, Partial List of Works

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John Gay - Partial List of Works
1720 Fables (also known as Fifty-one Fables in Verse or Fables of John Gay) - 1727 (Part the Second - 1738) The Beggar's Opera - 1728 Polly - 1729 Achilles - 1733 The Distress'd Wife ...

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    O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed,
    By keeping men off, you keep them on.
    —John Gay (1685–1732)