Ernest Lawrence Thayer

(14 August 1863 - 21 August 1940 / Lawerence / Massachusetts)

Comments about Ernest Lawrence Thayer

  • ashley (1/9/2018 4:00:00 PM)

    your so wierd get a new life

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  • John William Clarke (2/19/2011 9:07:00 PM)

    I think I heard Grys Rys Jones recite this in The Nations Favourite Poems, putting on an American accent, very amusing.

Casey at the Bat

A Ballad of the Republic, Sung in the Year 1888

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two with but one inning more to play.
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;

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