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#18747 John Gay

'Twas when the seas were roaring With hollow blasts of wind, A damsel lay deploring, All on a rock reclined. .

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#18748 John Gay

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

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#18749 John Gay

My lodging is on the cold ground, And hard, very hard, is my fare, But that which grieves me more Is the coldness of my dear. .

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#18750 John Gay

No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who’ve no retreat. .

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#18751 John Gay

Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; and now I know it. .

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#18752 John Gay

All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd. .

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#18753 John Gay

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

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#18754 John Gay

Remote from cities liv'd a swain, Unvex'd with all the cares of gain; His head was silver'd o'er with age, And long experience made him sage. .

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#18755 John Gay

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

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#18756 John Gay

Where yet was ever found a mother Who'd give her booby for another? .

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#18757 John Gay

When we risk no contradiction, It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction. .

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#18758 John Gay

No author ever spar'd a brother. .

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#18759 John Gay

In beauty faults conspicuous grow; The smallest speck is seen on snow. .

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#18760 John Gay

A Wolf eats sheep but now and then; Ten thousands are devour'd by men. An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretend friend is worse. .

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#18761 John Gay

In every age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree. .

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#18762 John Gay

Those who in quarrels intepose Must often wipe a bloody nose. .

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#18763 John Gay

I hate the man who builds his name On ruins of another's fame. Thus prudes, by characters o'erthrown, Imagine that they raise their own. Thus Scribblers, covetous of praise, Thinkcan transplant the bays. .

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#18764 John Gay

And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place. .

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#18765 John Gay

Love, then, hath every bliss in store; 'Tis friendship, and 'tis something more. Each other every wish they give; Not to know love is not to live. .

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#18766 John Gay

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

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#18767 John Gay

Is there no hope? the sick man said; The silent doctor shook his head. .

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#18768 John Gay

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

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#18769 John Gay

Thaton yon left-hand oak (Curse on his ill-betiding croak!) Bodes me no good. .

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#18770 John Gay

From wine what sudden friendship springs! .

John Gay Quotes about friendship
#18771 John Gay

By outward show let's not be cheated; An ass should like an ass be treated. .

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#18772 John Gay

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 Quotes about mind
#18773 John Gay

Through all the Employments of Life Each Neighbour abuses his Brother; Whore and Rogue they call Husband and Wife: All Professions be-rogue one another: The Priest calls the Lawyer a Cheat, The Lawyer be-knaves the Divine: And the Statesman, because he's so great, Thinks his Trade as honest as mine. .

John Gay Quotes about men
#18774 John Gay

'T is woman that seduces all mankind; By her we first were taught the wheedling arts. .

John Gay Quotes about art
#18775 John Gay

Over the hills and far away. .

John Gay
#18776 John Gay

You know, my Dear, I never meddle in matters of Death; I always leave those Affairs to you. Women indeed are bitter bad Judges in these cases, for they are so partial to the Brave that they think every Man handsome who is going to the Camp or the Gallows. .

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