6 FEBRUARY 1953, Page 15


Set by John Barlow

The usual prizes are offered for groups ofOur " Short-Clerihews " on painters, writers, composers, actors and actresses, politicians, or other public figures. The " Short-Clerihew " must have two lines, not necessarily consecutive, consisting of one word, one of them the victim's name. For example :—

Liszt's Nietzsche's Wrists Features Were always more supple Didn't get much caressing, After he'd had a couple. (Too depressing !)

Entries must be addressed to the Spectator, 99 Gower Street, London, W.C.1, in envelopes marked " Competition," and must be received not later than February 18th. Results will be published in the Spectator of February 27th.