John Gay

1685 - 1732

A Quote by John Gay on fiction and risk

When we risk no contradiction It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Elephant and the Bookseller

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Gay

'Twas when the seas were roaring With hollow blasts of wind, A damsel lay deploring All on a rock reclined.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The What D 'ye Call It, 1715

Contributed by: Zaady

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