The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge, Volume 2

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Encyclopedia Americana Corporation, 1920 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
 

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Page 259 - Lindsay ought not to have admitted works into the gallery in which the ill-educated conceit of the artist so nearly approached the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now ; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.
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