Alfred Cochrane (26 January 1865 – 14 December 1948) was an accomplished cricketer, and subsequently made his name as a writer on sporting subjects and of light verse
- Her reasoning is full of tricks
And butterfly suggestions,
I know no point to which she sticks;
She begs the simplest questions,
And, when her premises are strong
She always draws her inference wrong.
- Upon Lebia Arguing, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- I once admitted—to my shame—
That football was a brutal game.
Because She hates it.
- To Anthea, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).