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The Perennial Problem of Mr. Cox and Mrs. Box

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 January 1951


“I don't claim to know anything about art,” said Mr. Cox, putting his tankard down with some asperity and gazing askance at his outspread Lilliput; “but I think these are a bit off.” This crushing judgement referred to two nudes—reproductions of works by celebrated artists. “A bit off” was, of course, a delicate euphemism for “a bit 'ot.” Our art critics are apt to be finicky in their terminology.


SNAITH, C. (1951), "The Perennial Problem of Mr. Cox and Mrs. Box", Library Review, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 18-24.




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