"Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her:
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,
Till she cry 'Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,
I must have you!"
--Thomas Parke D'Invilliers
Epigraph to F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925). Note that "D'Invilliers" is a character Fitzgerald invented for his 1919 debut novel, This Side of Paradise. He is a poet and Princeton student who befriends the protagonist, Amory. Fitzgerald scholars tend to agree that Amory's character is based on Fitzgerald's own experiences at Princeton, and D'Invilliers was drawn based upon John Peale Bishop, one of FSF's friends.
Nancy P. Van Arsdale, "Princeton as Modernist's Hermeneutics: Rereading This Side of Paradise," in Jackson R. Bryer, Alan Margolies, and Ruth Prigozy, eds., F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives (Athens, Georgia: U. Georgia P., 2000) 45.