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" There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night — Ten to make and the match to win — A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish hope of a season's fame, But... "
New Outlook - Page 569
1907
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The Community and Its High School

Paul Everett Belting - High schools - 1923 - 371 pages
...the match to win; A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish...hand on his shoulder smote — "Play up ! play up ! and play the game !" The sand of the desert is sodden red — Red with the wreck of a square that...
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The School of Poetry: An Anthology Chosen for Young Readers

Alice Meynell - Children's poetry - 1923 - 241 pages
...match to win— A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the match to win. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish...season's fame, But his Captain's hand on his shoulder spoke— " Play up ! play up ! and play the game ! " The sand of the desert is sodden red, Red with...
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Reading and Living, Book 2

Howard Copeland Hill, Rollo La Verne Lyman - Readers - 1924
...match to w!n — A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish...captain's hand on his shoulder smote: "Play up ! play up ! and play the game !" The sand of the desert is sodden red, Red with the wreck of a square that broke:...
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...match to win — A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's eye of heaven I saw a man before me unawares : The...hairs. As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Cou and play the game!" The sand of the desert is sodden red, — Red with the wreck of a square that broke...
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Drums of Morning: Inspirational Readings Chiefly from Modern Writers

Henry Neumann - American literature - 1926 - 242 pages
...match to win — A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it 's not for the sake of a ribboned coat Or the selfish...Captain's hand on his shoulder smote : "Play up ! play up ! and play the game ! " The sand of the desert is sodden red — Red with the wreck of a square that...
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Studies in Vocational Information: Preparing to Live and to Earn

William G. Bate, Eliza Ann Wilson - Vocational guidance - 1926 - 168 pages
...match to win — A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in, And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish hope for a season's fame, But his Captain's hand on his shoulder smote; "Play up! Play up! and play the...
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The Outlook, Volume 85

United States - 1907
...British regiment — makes a hero of every man : " There's a breathless hush in the Close toniglr— Ten to make and the match to win — A bumping pitch...hand on his shoulder smote — ' Play up ! play up ! and play the game !' The sand of the desert is sodden red, — Red with the wreck of the square that...
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The Playground, Volume 19

Play - 1925
...match to win — A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish...hand on his shoulder smote — "Play up! play up! and play the game!" The sand of the desert is sodden red — Red with the wreck of a square that broke...
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The Road to Armageddon: The Martial Spirit in English Popular Literature ...

Cecil D. Eby - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 280 pages
...match to win— A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish...Captain's hand on his shoulder smote— "Play up! Play up! and play the game!" 56 Up to this point the poem reads like an English version of "Casey at the Bat,"...
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Churchill, the Great Game and Total War

David Jablonsky - History - 1991 - 237 pages
...the match to win A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish...Captain's hand on his shoulder smote "Play up! play up! and play the game!" Years later, the former cricket player under native attack exhorts his colonial...
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