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John Gay
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"Fables by the late Mr. Gay" (1777), p. 28, "Fable XVII"
John Gay
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We've Cheated the Parson (song), Polly: an Opera (1729), Air 46, Act II, sc. x.


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Born: June 30, 1685

Died: December 4, 1732 (aged 47)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Bio: John Gay was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera, a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.

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