The beggar's opera


The beggar's opera [Electronic resource] / John Gay ; transcribed, with an introduction, notes, and bibliography, by Richard Bear


Gay, John, 1685-1732


Bear, Richard (ed.)


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Plays -- England -- 18th century
Comedies -- England -- 18th century
Musical works -- England -- 18th century
Songs -- England -- 18th century
Ballads -- England -- 18th century

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The beggar's opera / written by Mr. Gay Gay, John, 1685-1732 78 p. ; 19 cm B. W. Huebsch New York: 1922

Note: This edition first printed June, 1920

Note: The beggar's opera was first printed in 1728. The present text follows that of the edition of 1765, which has been collated with the first


Mode of access: Online. OTA website

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