Category: John Gay

John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar’s Opera (1728), a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.

He had written several fables which were also very popular.

The Shepard and the Philosopher

The Lion, the Tiger, and the Traveller

The Spaniel and the Cameleon

The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy

The Eagle, and the Assembly of Animals

The wild Boar and the Ram

The Miser and Plutus

The Lion, the Fox, and the Gander

The Lady and the Wasp

The Bull and the Mastiff

The Elephant and the Bookseller

The Peacock, the Turkey, and the Goose

Cupid, Hymen, and Plutus

The Tamed Fawn

The Monkey who had seen the World