John Gay

#18747 John Gay

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

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

John Gay Quotes about men
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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. .

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

John Gay Quotes about die
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Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; and now I know it. .

John Gay Quotes about thought
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All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd. .

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#18753 John Gay

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

John Gay Quotes about die
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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. .

John Gay Quotes about experience
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Whence thy learning? Hath thy toil O'er books consumed the midnight oil? .

John Gay Quotes about books
#18756 John Gay

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

John Gay Quotes about mother
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When we risk no contradiction, It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction. .

John Gay Quotes about fiction
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No author ever spar'd a brother. .

John Gay Quotes about author
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In beauty faults conspicuous grow; The smallest speck is seen on snow. .

John Gay Quotes about beauty
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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. .

John Gay Quotes about men
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In every age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree. .

John Gay Quotes about age
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Those who in quarrels intepose Must often wipe a bloody nose. .

John Gay Quotes about blood
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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. .

John Gay Quotes about hate
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And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place. .

John Gay Quotes about you
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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. .

John Gay Quotes about love
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Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view. .

John Gay Quotes about men
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Is there no hope? the sick man said; The silent doctor shook his head. .

John Gay Quotes about hope
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While there is life there 's hope, he cried. .

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

John Gay Quotes about good
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From wine what sudden friendship springs! .

John Gay Quotes about friendship
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By outward show let's not be cheated; An ass should like an ass be treated. .

John Gay Quotes about war
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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
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'T is woman that seduces all mankind; By her we first were taught the wheedling arts. .

John Gay Quotes about art
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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. .

John Gay Quotes about art
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How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards. .

John Gay Quotes about morality
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Do you think your Mother and I should have liv'd comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married? .

John Gay Quotes about you
#18779 John Gay

Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most? There are not many husbands and wives, who can bear the charges of plaguing one another in a handsome way. .

John Gay Quotes about money
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O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, By keeping men off, you keep them on. .

John Gay Quotes about men
#18781 John Gay

Were I laid on Greenland’s Coast, And in my Arms embrac’d my Lass; Warm amidst eternal Frost, Too soon the Half Year’s Night would pass. .

John Gay Quotes about war
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Macheath: And I would love you all the day,Polly: Every night would kiss and play,Macheath: If with me you’d fondly strayPolly: Over the hills and far away. .

John Gay Quotes about love
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Fill ev'ry glass, for wine inspires us, And fires us With courage, love and joy. Women and wine should life employ. Is there ought else on earth desirous? .

John Gay Quotes about love
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The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets. .

John Gay Quotes about sweet
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Brother, brother! we are both in the wrong. .

John Gay Quotes about wrong
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How happy could I be with either, Were t' other dear charmer away! .

John Gay Quotes about happy
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If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, The mist is dispell'd when a woman appears; Like the notes of a fiddle, she sweetly, sweetly Raises the spirits, and charms our ears. .

John Gay Quotes about art
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I must have women—there is nothing unbends the mind like them. .

John Gay Quotes about women
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Youth's the season made for joys, Love is then our duty. .

John Gay Quotes about joy
#18790 John Gay

Before the Barn-Door crowing, The Cock by Hens attended, His Eyes around him throwing, Stands for a while suspended: Then One he singles from the Crew, And cheers the happy Hen; With how do you do, and how do you do, And how do you do again. .

John Gay Quotes about sin
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Man may escape from rope and gun; Nay, some have outlived the doctor's pill: Who takes a woman must be undone, That basilisk is sure to kill. The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets, So he that tastes woman, woman, woman, He that tastes woman, ruin meets. .

John Gay Quotes about man
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You base man you,—how can you look me in the face after what hath passed between us?—See here, perfidious wretch, how I am forc'd to bear about the load of infamy you have laid upon me— -O Macheath! thou hast robb'd me of my quiet—to see thee tortur'd would give me pleasure. .

John Gay Quotes about man
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Sure men were born to lie, and women to believe them! .

John Gay Quotes about women
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How happy I am, if you say this from your heart! For I love thee so, that I could sooner bear to see thee hang'd than in the Arms of another. .

John Gay Quotes about love
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If love be not his Guide, He never will come back! .

John Gay Quotes about love
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The charge is prepar'd, the lawyers are met, The judges all ranged,—a terrible show! .

John Gay Quotes about law

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