''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 XLVII: To Fancy
Thee, Queen of Shadows! -- shall I still invoke,
Still love the scenes thy sportive pencil drew,
When on mine eyes the early radiance broke
Which shew'd the beauteous rather than the true!
Alas! long since those glowing tints are dead,
And now 'tis thine in darkest hues to dress
The spot where pale Experience hangs her head
O'er the sad grave of murder'd Happiness!
Thro' thy false medium, then, no longer view'd,