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(4 May 1749 – 28 October 1806 / London)

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  • ''I knew I had to do it. It was an order from the coach.''
    Charlotte Smith (b. 1974), U.S. college basketball player. As quoted in the New York Times, p. C7 (April 3, 1994). On shooting a three-point basket at the game-ending buzzer to carry her team, the University of North Carolina, to the National College Athletic Association's women's basketball championship. Smith had made only eight of thirty-one three-point attempts all season; her coach was Sylvia Hatchell. Trailing 59-57 with less than one second left to play, North Carolina beat the favored team from Louisiana Tech 60-59.
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Sonnet I

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THE partial Muse, has from my earliest hours,
Smil'd on the rugged path I'm doom'd to tread,
And still with sportive hand has snatch'd wild flowers,
To weave fantastic garlands for my head:
But far, far happier is the lot of those

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