The Poetical Works of John Gay: Including Polly, the Beggar's Opera, and Selections from the Other Dramatic Work

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The Poetical Works of JOHN GAY

Including 'POLLY'
'THE BEGGAR'S OPERA'
and Selections from the other
Dramatic Work

Edited by G. C. FABER, M.A. Fellow of All Souls College

London
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
HUMPHREY MILFORD
1926

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction. xi
  • The Doubtful or Disputed Poems. xxiii
  • Bibliographical Summary. xxxv
  • Wine a Poem. 1
  • Wine a Poem. 1
  • The Fan. a Poem. in Three Books. 9
  • The Shepherd's Week in Six Pastorals. 27
  • Trivia; Or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London 57
  • The Story of Arachne, From 88
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses. Book Ix. 95
  • Rural Sports. a Georgic. Inscribed to Mr. Pope. 107
  • Tales. 117
  • Eclogues. 131
  • Epistles on Several Occasions. an Epistle to a Lady. 147
  • Lesser Epistles. on a Miscellany of Poems 171
  • Songs and Ballads. Sweet William's Farewell to Black-Ey'D Susan. a Ballad. 181
  • Miscellanies. 197
  • Minor Miscellaneous Pieces. 210
  • Translations from Ariosto. 216
  • Fables 233
  • Fables. 275
  • The Mohocks. a Tragi-Comical Farce. as It Was Ac + ͡ ted Near the Watch-Houfe in Covent-Garden. 309
  • The Mohocks. a Tragi-Comical Farce. 310
  • The Wife of Bath. 327
  • The What D'Ye Call It: 335
  • Three Hours After Marriage 362
  • Acis and Galatea: An English Pastoral Opera. 423
  • The Captives. a Tragedy. 433
  • The Beggar's Opera. 483
  • Introduction. 487
  • Polly: An Opera. 534
  • Introduction. Poet, Player. 537
  • Achilles. an Opera. 593
  • Appendix I. Poems of Doubtful Authenticity Horace, Epod. Iv. Imitated 638
  • Appendix Ii. Rural Sports: First Version (1713). Rural Sports. 655
  • Appendix Iii. 666
  • Appendix Iv. 667
  • Appendix V. 671
  • Index of Titles 691
  • Index of First Lines 694
  • Index of First Lines of Songs in the Plays and Operas 698
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