7.0258 Q: Black Ox (1/6)
Elaine Brennan (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 20 Oct 1993 06:59:52 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0258. Wednesday, 20 Oct 1993.
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 93 11:03:27 -0500
From: Alan D Corre <email@example.com>
In Meredith's novel *The Ordeal of Richard Feverel* there is a passage
where a lower-class British speaker c. 1850 is describing the happy
recovery of a young lady from a typical Victorian fainting-fit. She
declares that the black ox has not stepped on her foot. Is this some
kind of classical reference? What is the black ox?