E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ive got into the wrong box. I am out of my element. Lord Lyttelton used to say he ought to have been brought up to some business; that whenever he went to Vauxhall and heard the mirth of his neighbours, he used to fancy pleasure was in every box but his own. Wherever he went for happiness, he somehow always got into the wrong box. (See CHRISTMAS BOX.)