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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 7 (October 2, 1939)

Common Coin

Common Coin.

But the quest for Beauty has no beginning and no end for those who have no need for the spectacles of synthetic culture. If the Parthenon were demolished to make room for a chain store, if the Mona Lisa had stuck to knitting instead of sitting, if Reubens had taken up bakery and Corot greengrocery and all the artists had put their efforts to coal-mining, there would still remain enough beauty between the kitchen sink and the back gate to nourish the souls of all men.