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" It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron folk, Though my own red roses there may blow; It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron folk, Though the red roses crest the caps, I know. For the field is full of shades as I near the shadowy... "
The Cornhill Magazine - Page 62
edited by - 1908
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The Living Age ..., Volume 258

1908
...is little i repair to the matches of the Southron folk, Though my own red roses there may blow ; lt is little i repair to the matches of the Southron...ghostly batsman plays to the bowling of a ghost, And l look through my tears on a soundless clapping host, As the run-stenlers flicker to and fro, To and...
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Selected Poems of Francis Thompson

Francis Thompson, Wilfrid Meynell - English poetry - 1908 - 142 pages
...cricketverses, trivial yet tragic. One such verse acquaints us incidentally with his Lancashire lineage: It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron...bowling of a ghost, And I look through my tears on a soundless-clapping host As the run-stealers flicker to and fro, To and fro. O my Hornby and my Barlow...
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The Works of Francis Thompson

Francis Thompson - Essays - 1913
...strife, For last utterance saith : I, who loved with all my life, Love with all my death.' AT LORD'S IT is little I repair to the matches of the Southron...bowling of a ghost, And I look through my tears on a soundless-clapping host As the run-stealers flicker to and fro, To and fro:— O my Hornby and my Barlow...
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Authors and I

Charles Lewis Hind - Authors - 1920 - 324 pages
...Thompson had for the old cricketers who added to his infrequent joy. Do you know the poem? AT LORD'S It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron...bowling of a ghost, And I look through my tears on a soundless-clapping host As the run-stealers nicker to and fro, To and fro: O my Hornby and my Barlow...
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The School of Poetry: An Anthology Chosen for Young Readers

Alice Meynell - Children's poetry - 1923 - 241 pages
...him, he remembered with tears the looking-on of years ago, when Hornby and Barlow were at the wicket. IT is little I repair to the matches of the Southron...bowling of a ghost, And I look through my tears on a soundlessclapping host As the run-stealer's flicker to and fro, To and fro, O my Hornby and my Barlow...
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Out of Place: Englishness, Empire, and the Locations of Identity

Ian Baucom - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 280 pages
...most famous of all cricket poems, also catches its breath before the sight of the time-heavy grounds. "For the field is full of shades as I near the shadowy...bowling of a ghost, / And I look through my tears at a soundlessclapping host. . . ,"15 Significantly, though Thompson's poem names Lord's as its ground...
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Around and about: Memoirs of a South African Newspaperman

Michael Green - Newspaper editors - 2004 - 247 pages
...century ago, when he wrote about a visit to Lords in London and recalled his heroes of an earlier time: 'A ghostly batsman plays to the bowling of a ghost, And I look through my tears on a soundless-clapping host As the run-stealers flicker to and fro, To and fro;— O my Hornby and my Barlow...
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Cold Burial: A True Story of Endurance and Disaster

Clive Powell-Williams - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 304 pages
...lines by Francis Thompson which are among the most delicately melancholic ever written about a sport: It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron...bowling of a ghost And I look through my tears on a soundless-clapping host As the run-stealers flicker to and fro, To and fro: — O my Hornby and my...
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