Critical Reception from Jethro Tull III, The Times and The Belfast Echo
drew praise and condemnation in equal measure. For some reason, possibly his assertion that 'God' - as opposed to 'god', 'God'
[no inverted commas. Ed.] - was simply the product of a diseased imagination, he drew particularly poor reviews from ecclesiastical publications.
"... if God had not meant us to keep concealed our nether
regions, then he would not have given us clothes. I call upon
God to strike this sinner dead ..."
Sunderland Temperance Chronicle
"All men may soil themselves but only a very select few will
have the grace and wit to express their experience with the
breath-taking charm of Mr Selman-Troytt"
"Mr Selman-Troytt's account of his first nocturnal
emission made me weep."
Jethro Tull III
The Evesham Seed Drill Advertiser
"Mr Selman-Troytt is a papist heretic with
no right to life. Our readers cry: 'Burn this spawn of Beelzebub!'"
The Belfast Echo
Details of other critical reception of Selman-Troytt's work