Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Country and City Life Gay's experience with both country and city life is apparent in much of his work. As the Fables were written for the amusement of one royal child, there would appear to have been a measure of reason in giving him a sinecure in the service of another. He had patrons in William Pulteney, afterwards earl of Bath, in the third earl of Burlington, who constantly entertained him at Chiswick or at Burlington House, and in the third earl of Queensberry. Oxford University Press, Here are more satirical works by other authors:. Wikisource has original text related to this article:
The next few years were marked by the successful publication of his collection Poemsthe libretto for G.
BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN GAY
Gay was a member, together with Pope, Jonathan Swiftand John Arbuthnotof the Scriblerus Cluba literary group that aimed to ridicule pedantry. Spack John Gayis a convenient and reliable critical study, and Sven Armens, John Gay, Social Critichas the emphasis its title suggests. Now that you're married, do you still prefer men — or women? Unlike Swift and Pope, however, Gay was a man of. University of California Press, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. Their last meeting was years later inafter Travolta married actress Kelly Preston.
Biographical note Poet and dramatist, born near Barnstaple of a good but decayed family. Help us improve this article! In taking a mock-heroic form, Gay's poem was able to poke fun at the notion of complete reformation of street civility, while also proposing an idea of reform in terms of the attitude towards walking. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Operaa ballad opera. The Satires first and second centuries CEa collection of poems by Juvenal. Pope appreciated the honor and soon became acquainted with Gay.