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Carrol Cox wrote:
>
> I forget both author and title of my favorite _awful_ poem. It's the
> pre-ww1 poem with the refrain, "Play up, play up, and play the game,"
> and the line "Red with the blood of a broken square." It was one of the
> most popular poems in England until it drowned on the Somme.


Vitai Lampada
by Sir Henry Newbolt

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