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John Gay

Dátum narodenia: 30. jún 1685
Dátum úmrtia: 4. december 1732


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„Adieu, she cried, and waved her lily hand.“

— John Gay
Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„So comes a reckoning when the banquet's o'er,—
The dreadful reckoning, and men smile no more.“

— John Gay
The What d' ye call it (1715). Comparable to: "The time of paying a shot in a tavern among good fellows, or Pantagruelists, is still called in France a 'quart d'heure de Rabelais,'—that is, Rabelais's quarter of an hour, when a man is uneasy or melancholy", Life of Rabelais (Bohn's edition), p. 13


„Lest men suspect your tale untrue,
Keep probability in view.“

— John Gay
Fable, The Painter who pleased Nobody and Everybody

„Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,
A mind serene for contemplation:
Title and profit I resign;
The post of honour shall be mine.“

— John Gay
The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other Birds. Comparable to: "When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station", Joseph Addison, Cato, Act iv, scene 4

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