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John Gay

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

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„Príjemný stav vdovský je jedinou nádejou, ktorá povzbudzuje ducha manželiek.“

—  John Gay

Varianta: Šťastné vdovstvo je jediná nádej, ktorá povzbudzuje ducha manželiek.

„Whence thy learning? Hath thy toil
O'er books consumed the midnight oil?“

—  John Gay

Introduction, "The Shepherd and the Philosopher"; "Midnight oil" was a common phrase, used by Quarles, Shenstone, Cowper, Lloyd, and others.
Fables (1727)

„That raven on yon left-hand oak
(Curse on his ill-betiding croak!)
Bodes me no good.“

—  John Gay

Fable, The Farmer's Wife and the Raven. Comparable to: "It wasn't for nothing that the raven was just now croaking on my left hand", Plautus, Aulularia, act iv. sc. 3
Fables (1727)

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

—  John Gay

Fable, The Painter who pleased Nobody and Everybody
Fables (1727)

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„How happy could I be with either,
Were t' other dear charmer away!“

—  John Gay

Act II, scene ii
The Beggar's Opera (1728)
Varianta: How happy could I be with either,
Were t' other dear charmer away!

„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)

„While there is life there 's hope, he cried.“

—  John Gay

Fable, The Sick Man and the Angel
Comparable to: "For the living there is hope, but for the dead there is none", Theocritus (3rd century BC), Idyl iv, 42; "Ægroto, dum anima est, spes est" ("While the sick man has life, there is hope", Cicero (1st century BC), Epistolarum ad Atticum, ix, 10
Fables (1727)

„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

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