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
"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."
"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."
"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."
Special Note for Web Historians
The Selman-Troytt Postcard Emporium
is the oldest purveyor of E-cards on the Internet. A copy of our first Royal Warrant may be examined here
. Since the granting of this illustrious award we have been patronised by aristocrats, many of whom insist upon using Selman-Troytt cards to express the depth and sincerity of their affections. Indeed many of our cards - particularly those concerned with incest and paedophilia - have been inspired by a close examination of the aristocracy.
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