The Beggar

The Beggar's Opera, Part 5

Publication Date: March 28, 2012

Chapter: English Literature During The Restoration And The Eighteenth Century

As Macheath hides out in the wretched hive of scum and villainy, he's accosted by several floozies who are boasting about their criminal activities, presumably in an effort to win his cold, black heart. Personally, if a woman started telling me about all the horrible things she's done, I'd be a bit put off. (Actually, let's be honest, I'm pretty desperate. I'd probably still try to score a second date with the car thief / cat burglar / tax evader.)

Author: John Gay • Year: 1728 • Info: Wikipedia

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