Character: Tom Jones

Book: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Author: Henry Fielding

26 writer: Aidan Baker


Foundling Tom is set on winning the hand of Sophia. After a trail of comic adventures, misadventures, blunders and crimes between Somerset and London, they marry.




Sophia, and Sophia, and Sophia.

My love. Before my tale of twisting folk,

before joke turned to wound and wound to joke,

before the Merry Andrew’s puppet plays,

before night Mazard, down and up and maze,

before the games with cash and with desire, 

I was found, a breathing baby in a bed.

I played in many beds, found you, and wed.

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