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Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
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Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
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Introduction, The Shepherd and the Philosopher; Midnight oil was a common phrase, used by Quarles, Shenstone, Cowper, Lloyd, and others. - Fables (1727)
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Fable III, The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy. - Fables (1727)
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Fable X, The Elephant and the Bookseller. - Fables (1727)
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Fable X, The Elephant and the Bookseller. - Fables (1727)
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Fable XI, The Peacock, Turkey, and Goose. - Fables (1727)
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Fable XXXIV, The Mastiffs. - Fables (1727)
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Fable L, The Hare and many Friends. - Fables (1727)


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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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