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John Gay

Data de nascimento: 30. Junho 1685
Data de falecimento: 4. Dezembro 1732


John Gay foi um poeta e dramaturgo inglês do século XVIII.

Com um estilo neoclássico, escreveu poesia no estilo de Milton, farsas e comédias. Ele está enterrado na Abadia de Westminster.

Citações John Gay


„That raven on yon left-hand oak
(Curse on his ill-betiding croak!)
Bodes me no good.“

—  John Gay
Fable, The Farmer's Wife and the Raven. Comparable to: "It wasn't for nothing that the raven was just now croaking on my left hand", Plautus, Aulularia, act iv. sc. 3


„Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,
A mind serene for contemplation:
Title and profit I resign;
The post of honour shall be mine.“

—  John Gay
The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other Birds. Comparable to: "When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station", Joseph Addison, Cato, Act iv, scene 4

„Adieu, she cried, and waved her lily hand.“

—  John Gay
Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„So comes a reckoning when the banquet's o'er,—
The dreadful reckoning, and men smile no more.“

—  John Gay
The What d' ye call it (1715). Comparable to: "The time of paying a shot in a tavern among good fellows, or Pantagruelists, is still called in France a 'quart d'heure de Rabelais,'—that is, Rabelais's quarter of an hour, when a man is uneasy or melancholy", Life of Rabelais (Bohn's edition), p. 13


„Over the hills and far away.“

—  John Gay
Act I, scene i; comparable to: "O'er the hills and far away", D'Urfey, Pills to purge Melancholy (1628–1723).

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