John Gay Quotes (173 quotes)
Sweet William's Farewell to Black-Eyed Susan l. 27 (1720)
“I know you lawyers can, with ease, Twist words and meanings as you please; That language, by your skill made pliant, Will bend to favor ev'ry client.”
Fables The Dog and the Fox l. 1 (1738)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Gay
Born: June 30, 1685
Died: December 4, 1732 (aged 47)
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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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”