John Gay

Poet


Quotes by John Gay



Biography

  • Nationality English
  • Profession Poet
  • Born June 30, 1685
  • Died December 4, 1732

John Gay (; 30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.

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