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O my Hornby and my Barlow long ago

The famous line from the most famous poem in cricket. Francis Thompson wrote 'At Lord's' in 1907. The title is a misnomer, though.

Thompson was not at Lord's in 1907 when he wrote it and at that time he was heavily addicted to opium. That addiction killed him in that very year. 

So, everything was not right about the most famous poem in cricket.