Andrew Lang quotes

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If the wild bowler thinks he bowls,
Or if the batsman thinks he's bowled,
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bowler and the ball,
The umpire, the pavilion cat,
The roller, pitch, and stumps, and all.
He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts--for support rather than illumination.
So gladly, from the songs of modern speech
Men turn, and see the stars, and feel the free
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