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John Gay
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Lucy, Act II, sc. xiii. - The Beggar's Opera (1728)
John Gay
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Macheath, Act II, sc. xiii, air 35. - The Beggar's Opera (1728)
John Gay
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Lucy, Act II, sc. xv, air 40. - The Beggar's Opera (1728)
John Gay
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The Toilette l. 86 (1716)


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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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