Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TOM JONES, by JAMES HAY BEATTIE

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TOM JONES, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beau buys fielding's works complete
Last Line: The cold fit lasts for life.
Subject(s): Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

THE beau buys Fielding's works complete,
Each page with rapture cons,
Sophias finds in every street,
And is himself Tom Jones.

To some gay girl his vows are given;
And soon he learns to tell,
That, when she smiles, he is in heaven,
And when she frowns, in hell.

Ague or Influenza soon
Comes on; he weds a wife:
The warm fits ends with one short moon,
The cold fit lasts for life.

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