John Gay

John Gay (30 June 1685 - 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), set to music by Johann Christoph Pepusch. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names






"Through all the employments of life each neighbor abuses his brother; whore and rogue they call husband and wife: All professions be-rogue one another."

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