Matthew Bevis, 16 December 2021
‘The moonlight drips on the parlour floor;/I shall go mad if no one wipes it up.’ So began E.V. Knox’s parody in the August 1921 issue of Punch.
And the moon dripped upon the floor like thisTwo years ago. The floor looked just the same.There is something very terrible about a floor.
Who, if presented with this parody today, would be able to name the figure that inspired it?...