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the name of an Exhibition, to any person who shall be certified to
them as desirous of pursuing the study of Chinese. The Exhibition is
tenable during the period for which the election to the Scholarship
shall have been postponed, and under the same conditions of residence
and study as are applicable to the Scholarship.

Sch olars.

1877 Arthur Anthony Maedonell, Exhibitioner of Corpus

1879 "William Henry "Wilkinson, Exhibitioner of Balliol

1881 William Coward Bradley, Scholar of Queen's

1883 Colin Campbell Brown, Non-Collegiate Student, Exhibitioner

1884 Colin Campbell Brown, Non- Collegiate Student

1885 Bichard Henry Geoghegan, Non-Collegiate Student, Exhibitioner

1886 Biehard Henry Geoghegan, Scholar
1888 Henry Kickson Bos3, Ch. Ch., Scholar.

Common University Fund Scholaeships, etc.

The Delegates of the Common University Fund are empowered to
apply the Fund (inter alia) to the founding and endowing Scholarships,
Exhibitions, and Prizes for encouragement of proficiency in any art or
science or other branch of learning. The following election has been
made to a Scholarship established under this power : —

18S5 Chinese Scholarship. James Henry Sedgwick, Non-Collegiate Student,
afterwards of Beinbroke.



The Subjects for all Prize Compositions are given out by the Vice-
( haneellor, generally about Midsummer in each year ; and at the same
time the several days arc stated by which the respective Compositions
are to be sent in to the Registrar. Each writer is required to send in
his Composition under a scaled cover, and to conceal his name, distin-
guishing his Composition by what motto he pleases, and sending at the
same time his name under another sealed cover with the same motto
written on the outside.

Such portions of the successful Compositions for the Chancellor's, the
Newdigate, the Stanhope, and the two Gaisford Prizes, as the Public
Orator and the Professor of Poetry appoint, are read each year in the
Theatre at the Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors.

xVll unsuccessful Compositions are left with the Registrar, and may
be received from him at his office within the space of one year.

The Chancellor's Prizes.


The Earl of Lichfield, who was Chancellor of the University during
1762-1772, began the practice, since followed by his successors, of
giving two annual Prizes of ,£20 each for Composition in Latin Verse
and in English Prose ; and Lord Grenville, after his election to the
same office in 1809, added a third Prize of the same value for Com-
position in Latin Prose, which has likewise been continued by the
munificence of succeeding Chancellors.

The Prize for Latin Verse is confined to ftiose members of the
University who have not exceeded four years from their matriculation ;
the other two Prizes to those who have exceeded four years but have
not completed seven.

The Judges by whom all these Prizes were awarded were originally
the Vice-Chancellor, the two Proctors, the Public Orator, and the
Professor of Poetry. The Judges of Latin Verse and Latin Essays are
now the Public Orator, the Professor of Latin, and three members of
Convocation appointed by the Vice-Chancellor and the Proctors. The
Judges of English Essays are the Public Orator, the Professor of
Poetry, and three Members of Convocation appointed by the Vice-
Chancellor and the Proctors.



Latin Verse.

1769 Ars Pingendi. Robert Holmes, Fellow of New College ; Professor of Poetry

17 1 An Meaendi William Jackson, Student of Ch. Ch.

1773 Bet Nauticce Incrementa. Thomas Henry Lowth v Fellow of New College

1774 " ImpeUtique rates ubi duxit aratra colonus." Navigable Canals. Charles

Alcock, Fellow of New College
177") AJfredus Magnus. John Warton, Scholar of Trinity

1776 u ]5t nunc omnia ager, nunc omnis parturii arbos;

Nv/ne frondent sylvce, nunc formosissimus annus." The Spring. James
Gumming, Fellow of New College

1777 Petrus Magnus. Charles Abbot, Student of Ch. Ch. ; the first Lord Col-


1778 An Botanica. Charles Sawkins, Student of Ch. Ch.

1779 VisElectrica. William Wyndham Grenville, Student of Ch. Ch. ; afterwards

Lord Grenville ; Chancellor

1780 In Mortem Jacobi Cook, Navigatoris Celeberrimi. Richard, Viscount Wellealey,

Student of Ch. Ch. ; afterwards Marquess Wellesley

1781 Strages Indica Occidentals. Charles Henry Hall, Student of Ch.Ch.; Regius

Professor of Divinity ; Dean of Ch. Ch.

1782 Columbus. John James, Queen's

1783 Calpe Obsessa. "William Lisle Bowles, Scholar of Trinity

17^4 Globus Aerostations. Charles Abbott, Scholar of Corpus; the first Lord

1785 Boma ab Alarico, Gothorum Bege, spoliata. William Benwell, Scholar of


1786 Pictura in Vitro. Thomas Le Breton, Pembroke

1787 Bex, a violenta Begicidce manu ereptus, cum Begin a Oxoniam invisens. George

Richards, Scholar of Trinity ; Fellow of Oriel

1788 Ars Che mice. Peter Vaughan, Merton ; afterwards Warden

1789 IU r adMeccamBeligionis causa susceptum. George Canning, Student of Ch. Ch.

1790 Howardus Humanitatis causa peregrinans. Thomas Penrose, Fellow of New


1791 Hortus Anglicus. Edward Cooper, Queen's

17!>2 Maria Scotorum Begina. John Richardson, Scholar of University

17U3 Marius in Tugurio Ruinaru/m Carthaginiemum. Edward Copleston, Scholar

of Corpus ; Provost of Oriel
17'.4 Ludi Scenici. Christopher Puller, Ch. Ch.

1795 ( lassis Britannica. George Baker, Scholar of Corpus

1796 Coloni in Africa Oram Occidentalem missi. Henry Atkins, Fellow of New


1797 Bhenus. Hon. William Herbert, Ch. Ch. ; Fellow of Merton

1798 Vis Magm tica. John Egerton Rathbone, Fellow of New College

1799 Nilm*. Daniel James Webb, Corpus

Beligio Bramce. John Josias Conybeare, Student of Ch. Ch. ; Professor of
Anglo-Saxon, and of Poetry
1801 Carmen Seculare. Reginald Heber, Brasenose; Fellow of All Soids
L802 Fodinaz. Christopher Lipscomb, Fellow of New College

■ Byzantium. Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Fellow, afterwards Warden, of
New College

1804 Melite. Charles Williams, Scholar of Corpus ; Fellow of New College

1805 Natale Solum. Edward Vernon, Ch. Ch.

HHi Trafalgar. John Latham, Brasenose ; Fellow of All Souls

L807 Plata Fluvius. William John Law, Student of Ch. Ch.

1808 Delphi. William Cleaver, Student of Ch. Ch.

1809 ( 'orinthus. Peter Mere Latham, Brasenose

1810 Pyramides Mgyptiacai. John Taylor Coleridge, Scholar of Corpus ; Fellow

of Exeter

1811 Herculaneum. John Hughes, Oriel

1S12 < 'oloni ab Anglia ml America (hum missi. Henry Latham, Bi
1^13 Alexander Tumulum AchUlis invisens. Henry Hart Milnian, Brasenose;
Fellow ; Professor of Poetry


181 I Qermaniau Cauar Vairo LegionQnuque supremo solvit. William Andrew
Hammond, < 'h. ( 'h.

im I'acatores Oxonian invisentes. Alexander Macdonnell, Student ot


1816 Druidos. Walter Henry Burton, Exeter; Fellow

1817 B cmutn P< rst'eum a f ^/ro/urufatufn. James Stergold Boone, Oh. Ch.; Student

1818 TUus Hierosolymam expugnans, Thomas Holden Ormerod, Fellow of New

( lollege
lSl'J Siiriii-H.or. Hon. Edward Geoffrey Smith Stanley, Ch. Ch. ; afterwards 14 th

Bar! of I terby : Chancellor
1S20 A~< ?''"-(/ S//.-7- ///K. William Kalidi Churton, Michel Exhibitioner of Queen's;

Fellow of Oriel

1821 Eleusis. Hon. George William Frederick Howard, Ch. Ch. ; afterwards 7th

Karl of Carlisle

1822 Alpes m Annibale supt ratos. Hon. Francis Curzon, Brasenose

1823 An Geologica. Isaac Williams, Scholar, afterwards Fellow, of Trinity
lvJ4 Babylon, Robert William Mackay, Brasenose

1825 Tncendium Londinense anno 1666. Edward Powlett Blunt, Scholar of

182G Monies PyrenaH. Francis Enyvett Leighton, Demy of Magdalen; Fellow,

and afterwards Warden, of All Souls

1827 Mexicum. Charles Wordsworth, Ch. Ch. ; Student

1828 Machinal 17 Vap&ris impulses. Thomas Legh Claughton, Scholar, afterwards

Fellow, of Trinity ; Professor of Poetry

1829 M. T. Cicero cum familiaribus mis apud Tusculum. John Eardly Wilmot,

Scholar of Balliol

1830 Tyrus. William Palmer, Demy, afterwards Fellow, of Magdalen

1831 Numantia. Bonndell Palmer, Scholar of Trinity; Fellow of Magdalen ;

afterwards Earl of Selborne

1832 AttiJ, i. John Thomas, Scholar of Trinity

1833 Carthago. William Norton Smyth, Brasenose

1834 Cicero ab exilio redux Bomam ingreditur. Arthur Kensington, Scholar, after-

wards Fellow, of Trinity

1835 Julianus Imperator Templum Hierosdymitanum instaurare aggreditur. James

Cowles Prichard, Scholar of Trinity ; Fellow of Oriel

1836 Alexander ad Indum. William Dickinson, Scholar of Trinity

1837 Marcus Croesus a Parthis devictus. John James Randolph, Student of Ch.

Ch. ; Fellow of Merton

1838 Hannibal, patrioe defensionem suscepturus, ab Italia excitus. Charles Francis

Trower, Scholar of Balliol ; Fellow of Exeter

1839 Marcus Atttius Begulus fidem hostibus solvit. William George Henderson,

Deruy, afterwards Fellow, of Magdalen

1840 Pettis Loud iiium devastans. Edward Arthur Tickell, Scholar of Balliol

1841 Vice per Angliam ferro stratoz. Frederick Fanshawe, Scholar of Balliol ;

Fellow of Exeter

1842 Noachi Diluvium. [Not awarded]

1843 Venetice. Edward Walford, Scholar of Balliol

1844 TriumphiPcmpa apudBomanos. Edwin Palmer, Scholar, afterwards Fellow, of

Balliol ; Corpus Professor of Latin ; Canon of Ch. Ch.

1845 Numa Pompilius. Goldwin Smith, Demy of Magdalen; Fellow of Univer-

sity; Regius Professor of Modem History

1846 PJwenices, Nechonis tempore, Africce oram eireumnavigantes. Thomas Collett

Sandars, Scholar of Balliol; Fellow of Oriel

1847 Tunis Londinensis. John Conington, Scholar, afterwards Fellow, of Univer-

sity ; Corpus Professor of Latin.

1848 Tubus Astronomicus. Robert Falkner Hessey, Demy, afterwards Fellow, of


1849 Etruscorwm Sepulchra nuper reperta. Alexander John Wallace, Trinity;

Postmaster of Merton

1850 Herodotus apud Olympiam Musas suas recitans. John Hoskyns Abrahall,

Balliol ; Fellow of Lincoln

1851 Parthenonis Ruinos. Charles Stuart Blayds, Scholar of Balliol

1852 Avium Migrationes. Robert George Wyndham Herbert, Scholar of Balliol ;

Fellow of All Souls.
1S53 Olisipo terra? ntotv, dbruta. [Not awarded]


1854 " Suis et ipsa Roma virtbus rait." Alfred Blomficld, Scholar of Balliol ;

Fellow of All Souls

1855 Israelite? PdlcesUnam occupantes. Robinson Ellis, Scholar of Balliol ; FcIIoav

of Trinity

1856 Mors Socratis. Edward Charles Wickham, Fellow of New College

1857 Sebastopol. Charles Synge Christopher Bowen, Scholar, afterwards Fellow,

of Balliol
1K58 him* Axpltiiltites. Joseph Henry Warner, Balliol

1859 J ndia < hientalis. Robert Samuel Wright, Scholar of Balliol ; Fellow of Oriel

1860 Ars Histrionica. JjNot awarded]

1861 Tritxtrriu. William Liscombe Stonhouse, Brasenose

1862 Ccesar in Senatu interfectus. Robert William Raper, Scholar of Trinity ;

Fellow of Queen's ; Fellow of Trinity

1863 Si>clnnrn ilnj'tix in aura Kplirnirh. (Genes, cap. xxiii., ver. 17, Vers. Vulgat.)

Thomas Leslie Papillon, Scholar of Balliol ; Fellow of Merton ; Fellow of
New College

1864 Furculce Caudince. William Moore, Scholar of New College ; Fellow of

isiV) 1 hint is E.rsilium. Richard Brooke Michell, Balliol
18(56 Ncapolis. Gabriel Henry Crenier, .Scholar of New College

1867 JEdes Westmonasteriensis. John Arthur Godley, Exhibitioner of Balliol ;

Fellow of Hertford

1868 Marathon. John William Stanbridge, Scholar of New College ; Fellow of

St. John's

1869 Exercitus Indo-Britannicus ex Abyssinid redux. Joseph Arderne Ormerod,

Scholar of Corpus ; Fellow of Jesus

1870 Avium Nidificatio. Frederick Burn Harvey, Scholar of New College

1871 Sol Pictor. Francis Paget, Junior, afterwards Senior, Student of Ch. Ch. ;

Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology

1872 Puma Aurelianensis. Andrew Goldie Wood, Scholar of Pembroke

1873 Balcenarum Piscatio. Alfred Edmund Packe, Ch. Ch.

1874 Melita. William Hind, Scholar of Balliol

1875 Iceland. Sidney Graves Hamilton, Scholar of Balliol ; Fellow of Hertford

1876 Orhis Palceozoicus. Robert Lawrence Ottley, Scholar of Pembroke ; Senior

Student of Ch. Ch.

1877 Hun a 0. 'ml ah Italia deprdsus suos adloquitur. Alfred Denis Godley, Scholar

of Balliol; Fellow of Magdalen

1878 Ister Fluvius. [Not awarded]

1879 Naves Ferrataz. Charles Ashworth James, Scholar of Balliol ; Fellow of


1880 Elizabetha Begina, post Hispanorum eladem, copias vicirices alloquitv/r. Sidney

George Owen, Exhibitioner of Balliol

1881 Arminius. John Thomas Augustus Haines, Exhibitioner of Balliol; Fellow

of University

1882 Tetnpe Greeds reddita. Cecil Henry St. Leger Russell, Scholar of Trinity

1883 Scientia quce dicitur Electrica. William Ross Hardie, Scholar, afterwards

Fellow, of Balliol

1884 Primceva gens mortalium. Digby Holden Rose Harwich La Motte, Trinity

1885 Quce marmoreo fert monstra sub cequore pontus. Francis John Lys, Scholar

of Worcester

1886 Olympia. George Gilbert Aime Murray, Scholar of St. John's

1887 Maicapajv N^tfot. Robert Ranulph Marett, Exhibitioner of Balliol

1888 Belisarius. [Not awarded].

English Essay.

1768 Artes Prosunt Eeipuhliccs. George Croft, University ; Fellow

1769 On the Declension t if Elegance among the Athenians. George Strahan, Fellow

of University

1770 On the I 'tili i ij nf ]' ill, lie Infirmaries. James Castley, Queen's

1771 On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Travelling into Foreign Countries.

John Scott, University; Fellow; the first Earl of Eldon ; lli^ii Steward

1772 On the Public and Private Advantages of Frugality. Philip Fisher, Fellow of


1773 Ars Musica. Thomas Milles, Queen's ; Fellow of All Souls.


177} Oaminq. Hugh Morgan, Brasenose

177.'> On Sculpture. John Grattan, Fellow of New College

177i'i On Architecture. Thomas Henry Lowth, Fellow of New College

1777 i, tli, Art of Printing. Stephen Street, Queen's

1778 Academical Education, William Barrow, Qneen'a

177'' On th, Affinity between Painting and Writ inn in point of Composition. Henry

A-ddington, Braaenoee : the first Viscount Sidmonth
L780 On the Study qf Antiquities. Thomas Burgess, Scholar of Corpus
1781 'I'll' Origin ana Use of Fable. Scrope Bernard, Student of Ch.Ch.
L782 On Original Composition. Abrain Robertson, Ch. Ch. ; Savilian Professor of

1783 ' >>, th. I se of History. Charles Thomas Barker, Student of Ch. Ch.
17-1 On tin Use of Medals. Charles Henry Hall, Student of Ch, Ch. ; Regius

Professor of 1 Hvinity : 1 tean of ( Ih, Ch.
L785 On Dramatic Composition. Henry Blackstone, Fellow of New College
17n> Onthe Ike and AbuSi qf Satire. Charles Abbott, Scholar of Corpus ; the first

Lord Tenterden
1787 In what Art* have th< Moderns excelled the Ancients? William Benwell,

Scholar of Trinity
17SS ],'■ fin, iii< nt. William Roberts, Scholar of Corpus

1789 On the < 'Imrnrti ristic "Diffen noes betuh en Ami, nt and Modern Poetry, and the

* m nil caust sfrom which they result. George Richards, Scholar of Trinity ;
Fellow of Oriel

1790 General Knowledge, its real Nature, anil the Advantages to he derived from it.

John Willing Warren, St. John's; Fellow of Oriel

1791 National Prejudices, their good and hud Effects. John Burrows, Ch. Cb.

1792 On the Influence of Education and Government on National Character. Frod-

aham Hodson, Brasenose ; afterwards Principal, and Regius Professor of

1793 Popularity. William Elias Taunton, Student of Cb. Ch.
17'.»4 Liberty. John Bartlam, Merton

1795 On the Influence of a Relujious Principle. Henry Phillpotts, Scholar of

Corpus ; Fellow of Magdalen ; Bishop of Exeter

1796 On Agriculture. Edward Copleston, Fellow, afterwards Provost, of Oriel

1797 On the Influence of Climate on National Manners and Character. Robert

Philip Goodenough, Student of Ch. Ch.

1798 Chivalry. Joseph Phillimore, Student of Ch. Ch. ; Regius Professor of Civil


1799 On Commerce. Richard Mant, Fellow of Oriel

1800 The Connection between Intellectual and Moral Excellence. Edward Miles

Rudd, Fellow of Oriel

1801 Use and Abuse f Eloquence. Henry Wintour, Ch. Ch.

1802 Character and Doctrines of Socrates. John Jackson, Queen's

1803 Common Sense. Daniel Wilson, St. Edmund Hall

1804 On the Utility of Classical Learning in Subserviency to Theological Stv<

Abel Dottin Hendy, Fellow of Oriel

1805 A Sense of Honour. Reginald Heber, Fellow of All Souls

1806 Posthumous Fame. Edward Garrard Marsh, Fellow of Oriel
1807 1 Duelling. John Taylor Allen, Brasenose

1808 Hereditary Bank. Charles Edward Grey, Fellow of Oriel

1809 Tne Lure of our Country. Charles Pan- Burneg, Merton

1810 In what Arts have the Modems been less successful than the Ancients ? Richard

Whately, Oriel; Fellow; Principal of St. Alban Hall; Professor of |
Political Economy

1811 Funeral and Sepulchral Honours. William Attfield, Oriel

1 In 1805, the Rev. Claudius Buchanan, D.D., Vice-Provost of the College of Fort
William in Bengal, proposed a Prize of 500Z. for the best composition in English Prose
on, 1. The Probable Design of the Divine Providence in subjecting so large a portion
of Asia to the British Dominions ; 2. The Duty, the Means, and the Consequences of
translating the Scriptures into the Oriental Tongues, and of Promoting Christian
Knowledge in Asia; 3. A Brief Historic View of the Progress of the Gospel in different
Nations since its first Promulgation. The Prize was adjudged in 1807 to the Bev. H. N.
Pearson. MJL, of St. John's College, who printed it under the title of "A Dissertation
on the Propagation of Christianity in Asia," 4to. Oxford, 1808.


1812 On Translation from Dead Languages. John Keble, Fellow of Oriel ; Pro-

fessor of Poetry

1813 Etymology. John Taylor Coleridge, Fellow of Exeter

1814 A Comparative Estimate gf the English Literature

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