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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Gay the Poet
 
Well, then, poor G[ay] lies under ground!
  So there’s an end of honest Jack;
So little justice here he found,
  ’Tis ten to one he’ll ne’er come back.
        Pope.—Epitaph on Gay.
  1
Bless’d be the great! for those they take away,
And those they left me; for they left me G A Y:
Left me to see neglected genius bloom,
Neglected die, and tell it on his tomb.
        Pope.—To Arbuthnot, Prol. to Sat., Line 255.
  2
Of manners gentle, of affections mild;
In wit, a man; simplicity, a child.
        Pope.—Epitaph on Gay.
  3
Her wit was more than man, her innocence a child.
        Dryden.—Epitaph on Killigrew, No. 11. Stanza 4.
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