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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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Churchill and Hitler: Essays on the Political-military Direction of Total War

David Jablonsky - Political Science - 1994 - 327 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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The Enemy Reviewed: German Popular Literature Through British Eyes Between ...

Ariela Halkin - History - 1995 - 211 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!' The sand of the desert is sodden red. Red with the wreck of a square that broke;...
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Daily Life in Victorian England

Sally Mitchell - History - 1996 - 311 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...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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Strange Fire

Barry R. Harker - History - 1996 - 206 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 the square that...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...the match to win A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's an idea. 4824 4855 The supreme happiness of life is...conviction that we are loved. 4856 Those who live are and play the game'. 8152 'Vitai Lampada' The river of death has brimmed its banks And England's far...
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Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age

Modris Eksteins - History - 2000 - 396 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...hand on his shoulder smote — "Play up! play up! and play the game!" The next stanza transported the sporting mentality, along with the playing fields...
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Grounded in Eire: The Story of Two RAF Fliers Interned in Ireland During ...

Ralph Keefer - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 263 pages
...I. Title. D8O5.I74K43 loot 94O.54'724i7'o9Z 02001-900263-7 To my father, RGC (Bob) Keefer, DFC It's not for the sake of a ribboned coat Or the selfish hope of a season's fame That the Captain upon his shoulder smote "Play up! play up! and play the game!" Sir Henry Newbolt,V/'ta/'...
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Machine Gun: The Story of the Men and the Weapon That Changed the Face of War

Anthony Smith - History - 2003 - 308 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 of a season 's fame, But his Captain s hand on his shoulder smote 'Play up! play up! and play the game!'...
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Britishness Since 1870

Paul Ward - History - 2004 - 238 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! The sand of the desert is sodden red Red with the wreck of a square that broke The...
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Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses

Eudine Barriteau - Social Science - 2004 - 421 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!" The sand of the desert is sodden red, Red with the wreck of the square that broke;...
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