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John Gay
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The works of Mr. John Gay: In four volumes. To which is added an account of the life and writings of the author ... (1770 edition)
John Gay
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My Own Epitaph, inscribed on Gay's monument in Westminster Abbey; also quoted as I thought so once; but now I know it.


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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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