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" OOOJJO some time; but afterwards thought it would be better to write a comedy on the same plan. This was what gave rise to the Beggar's Opera. "
Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men - Page 136
by Joseph Spence - 1820 - 302 pages
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 714 pages
...know the original and ^Ogress, 1 haye inserted the relation which Spence has given in Pope's words. J" Dr. Swift had been observing once to Mr. Gay, what...Newgate Pastoral might make. Gay was inclined to try at Nnch a thing for some time ; but afterwards thought it would be better to, write a comedy on the same...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 494 pages
...know the original and progress, I have inserted the relation which Spence has given in Pope's words. " Dr. Swift had been observing once to Mr. Gay, what...inclined to try at such a thing for some time ; but afterward thought it would be better to write a comedy on the same plan. This was what gave rise to...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 10

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 582 pages
...the original and pro. gress, I have inserted the relation which Spence has given in Pope's words. " Dr. Swift had been observing once to Mr. Gay, what...make. Gay was inclined to try at such a thing for gome time ; but afterwards thought it would be better to write a comedy on the same plan. This was...
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Biographia Dramatica: Names of dramas: A-L

David Erskine Baker - 1812 - 422 pages
...progress of this new species of composition, Mr. Spence has given a relation in the words of Pope : ' Dr. Swift had been observing once to Mr. Gay, what an odd pretty sort of thing a Ne\vgnte pastoral might make. ' Gay was ' inclined to try at such a thing ' for some time ;...
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Biographia Dramatica: Names of the dramas: A-L

David Erskine Baker - 1812 - 418 pages
...progress of this new species of composition, Mr. Spence has given a relation in the words of Pope: " Dr. Swift had been observing " once to Mr. Gay, what an odd «' pretty sort of thing a Newgate * pastoral might make. Gay was »' inclined to try at such a thing '.' for some time;...
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Fables

John Gay - 1816 - 266 pages
...know the original and progress, I have inserted the relation which Spence has given in Pope's words. " Dr. Swift had been observing once to Mr. " Gay, what...of a thing a " Newgate Pastoral might make. Gay was in" clined to try at such a thing for some time, " but afterwards thought it would be better to " write...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1816 - 504 pages
...know the original and progress, I have inserted the relation which Spence has given in Pope's words. " Dr. Swift had been observing once to Mr. Gay, " what an odd pretty sort of a thing a Newgate Pas" toral might make. Gay was inclined to try at such "ra thing for some time ; but afterwards thought...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 426 pages
...know the original and progress, I have inserted the relation which Spence has given in Pope's words; " Dr Swift had been observing once to Mr Gay, " what an odd pretty sort of a thing a Newgate Pas" toral might make. Gay was inclined to try at such1 " a thing for some time ; but afterwards thought...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 416 pages
...know the original and progress, I have inserted the relation which Spence has given in Pope's words. " Dr Swift had been observing once to Mr Gay, " what an odd pretty sort of a thing a Newgate Pas" toral might make. Gay was inclined to try at such " a thing for some time ; but afterwards thought...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822 - 270 pages
...original and progress, I have inserted the relation which Spence has given in Pope's words. " Dr. Swill had been observing once to Mr. Gay, what an odd pretty...Pastoral might make. Gay was inclined to try at such u thing for some time; but afterwards thought it would be better to write a comedy on the same plan....
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