Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732), Author of "The Beggar's Opera"
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Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732), Author of "The Beggar's Opera"

By Lewis Melville
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  • LIFE AND LETTERS OF
  • JOHN GAY(1685-1732)
    • AUTHOR OF "THE BEGGAR'S OPERA" BY LEWIS MELVILLE
      • PUBLISHED IN LONDON BY DANIEL O'CONNOR, NINETY GREAT RUSSELL STREET, W.C.I: 1921
    • PUBLISHED IN LONDON BY DANIEL O'CONNOR, NINETY GREAT RUSSELL STREET, W.C.I: 1921
    • To GEORGE MAIR
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I
      • 1685-1706 EARLY YEARS
    • 1685-1706 EARLY YEARS
    • CHAPTER II
      • 1706-1712 GAY COMMENCES AUTHOR
    • 1706-1712 GAY COMMENCES AUTHOR
    • CHAPTER III
      • 1713 "RURAL SPORTS," "THE FAN," "THE WIFE OF BATH," ETC.
    • 1713 "RURAL SPORTS," "THE FAN," "THE WIFE OF BATH," ETC.
    • CHAPTER IV
      • 1714 "THE SHEPHERD'S WEEK," "A LETTER TO A LADY."
    • 1714 "THE SHEPHERD'S WEEK," "A LETTER TO A LADY."
    • CHAPTER V
      • 1715-1719 "The What D'ye Call It"—An Epistle to the Right Honourable the Earl of Burlington—"Trivia, or, The Art of Walking the Streets of London"—"Three Hours After Marriage."
    • 1715-1719 "The What D'ye Call It"—An Epistle to the Right Honourable the Earl of Burlington—"Trivia, or, The Art of Walking the Streets of London"—"Three Hours After Marriage."
    • CHAPTER VI
      • 1720 "Poems on Several Occasions"—Gay Invests His Earnings in the South Sea Company—The South Sea "Bubble" Breaks, and Gay Loses all His Money—Appointed a Commissioner of the State Lottery—Lord Lincoln Gives Him an Apartment in Whitehall—At Tunbridge Wells—Correspondence with Mrs. Howard.
    • 1720 "Poems on Several Occasions"—Gay Invests His Earnings in the South Sea Company—The South Sea "Bubble" Breaks, and Gay Loses all His Money—Appointed a Commissioner of the State Lottery—Lord Lincoln Gives Him an Apartment in Whitehall—At Tunbridge Wells—Correspondence with Mrs. Howard.
    • CHAPTER VII
      • 1724-1727 "THE CAPTIVES"—THE FIRST SERIES OF "FABLES"—GAY AND THE COURT—POPE, SWIFT AND MRS. HOWARD.
    • 1724-1727 "THE CAPTIVES"—THE FIRST SERIES OF "FABLES"—GAY AND THE COURT—POPE, SWIFT AND MRS. HOWARD.
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • 1727 "THE BEGGAR'S OPERA"
    • 1727 "THE BEGGAR'S OPERA"
    • CHAPTER IX
      • 1728-1729 "POLLY"
    • 1728-1729 "POLLY"
    • CHAPTER X
      • 1729 CORRESPONDENCE
    • 1729 CORRESPONDENCE
    • CHAPTER XI
      • 1730 CORRESPONDENCE
    • 1730 CORRESPONDENCE
    • CHAPTER XII
      • 1731 CORRESPONDENCE
    • 1731 CORRESPONDENCE
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • 1732 DEATH
    • 1732 DEATH
    • APPENDIX
    • I
    • SOURCES OF THE TUNES.
    • II
      • A CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF THE CORRESPONDENCE OF JOHN GAY.
    • A CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF THE CORRESPONDENCE OF JOHN GAY.
    • III
      • PROGRAMME OF THE REVIVAL OF "THE BEGGAR'S OPERA," LYRIC THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH, JUNE 7TH, 1920.
    • PROGRAMME OF THE REVIVAL OF "THE BEGGAR'S OPERA," LYRIC THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH, JUNE 7TH, 1920.
    • INDEX
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