Thomas Parke D'Invilliers

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Thomas Parke D'Invilliers is both a pen name of Francis Scott Fitzgerald and a character in his quasi-autobiographical first novel, This Side Of Paradise. In the novel, which is more or less a roman à clef, D'Invilliers represents the poet John Peale Bishop, a friend of Fitzgerald's at Princeton and a member of the 1917 class.

The epigraph for Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby features a poem ostensibly by D'Invilliers called Then Wear the Gold Hat.

Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; (10 syllables)
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, (9 syllables)
Till she cry “Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, (13 syllables)
I must have you!” (4 syllables)

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