In the 1890s, there was no more quintessentially English figure than that of Dr W.G. Grace, captain of Gloucestershire and England. This bearded behemoth bestrode the game of cricket like a god. He was its Zeus and its Moses rolled into one. You were never quite sure if he had appeared from Sinai to deliver the law or from Olympus to break it.
Michael Jensen. ABC Religion and Ethics. 26 August 2016