Nugae Sacrae et Philosophicae by Some Members of a Common Room.

Some Members of a Common Room' [the University of Oxford; Green Philosophical Prize]
Publication details: 
Oxford: B. H. Blackwell, Broad Street, 1905.
SKU: 8930

12mo, 27 pp. Pamphlet stitched with red ribbon. In original wraps, with title printed in red on front cover. Title-page in red and black. Lord Rosebery's unobtrusive ownership blindstamp in top right-hand corner of title. Good tight copy, in grubby and lightly-spotted covers. Containing three jeu d'esprit: two poems ('Ruth' and 'Esther') and a spoof 'model essay', 'to assist candidates' to the Green Philosophical Prize, titled 'The Reciprocal Relations of Morals and Metaphysics'. A very short preface reads 'It is, we think, matter of regret that so few of our University prizes are open to Senior Members of the University. The Sacred Poem, and the GREEN Philosophical Prize, are, we believe, the only exceptions. | The following Poems and Essay were humble attempts to secure these prizes; but owing, possibly, to some failure on the part of the Judges to appreciate their eminent merit, failed in doing so. We venture to submit them to the judgment of a discerning Public.' Scarce: no copy at the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at Oxford. The only copies on WorldCat at Yale and the Claremont Colleges.