The Selman-Troytt Commemoration The Selman-Troytt Commemoration Details of the published version of The Selman-Troytt Papers, which contains extensive additional material about Jeremy Selman-Troytt. Pub. by Old Street Publishing


Critical Reception from Oscar Wilde, Glasgow Herald, John Ruskin and The Spectator

Selman-Troytt's work drew praise and condemnation in equal measure. For some reason, possibly his assertion that 'God' - as opposed to 'god', 'God' or God [no inverted commas. Ed.] - was simply the product of a diseased imagination, he drew particularly poor reviews from ecclesiastical publications.


"... it can be nothing less than a blasphemy before God when any man deliberately flings the contents of his trousers in the public's face ..."

The Glasgow Herald
1893


"I feel I shall never again soil myself without believing that I should be recording the matter for posterity ... Jeremy has managed to turn a commonplace event into a cause celebre and should be congratulated ... although I fancy that henceforth it may be difficult for him to share trousers."

Oscar Wilde
1893

"Whilst I concur heartily with the philosophy which is expressed so eruditely by Mr. Selman-Troytt, and although I sympathise with his very necessary examination of the subject matter; nevertheless I feel I must criticise him upon one point of style, to whit his tendency, or penchant, for prolixity, and his occasional divergence, even meandering, into pleonasm."

John Ruskin
1894

"Mr Selman-Troytt appears to believe that I can have an interest in the interior of his undergarments. Allow me to disabuse him of such a notion immediately. I have no interest even in my own; nor should any man, even in the cause of scientific investigation, inquire too closely into that which should pass before Our Lord alone."

The Spectator
1893



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