John Gay

1685 - 1732

A Quote by John Gay on heaven, honor, kindness, mind, privacy, profit, resignation, and serenity

Give me, kind Heaven, a private station, A mind serene for contemplation! Title and profit I resign; The pot of honour shall be mine.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: Fables, Part ii. The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other Birds.

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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