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1877 The Marquess ~\Yellesley. Charles Harding Firth, Scholar of Balliol

1878 The Political Theories of Bante. Arthur Elam Haigh, Scholar of Corpus;

Fellow of Hertford



THE GAISFORD PRIZES. 157

1879 John JTuss. Hastings Rashdall, Scholar of New College

1880 The possibility of a Steicart Restoration mi the Death of Anne. Lloyd Charles

Sanders, Exhibitioner of Ch. Ch.

1881 The political disturbances which accompanied the early period of the Reforma-

tion in Germany. William Holden Hutton, Magdalen ; Fellow of St.
John's

1882 George Yilliers, first Duke of Buckingham. William Hudson Shaw, Balliol

1883 The Fi.n ign < 'ommerce of England under the Tudors. John Bruce Williamson,

Scholar of Balliol

1884 Montenegro. William Carr, University

1885 Nadir Shah. Herbert John Maynard, Scholar of St. John's

1886 The Influence of MachiavelU on Political Theory in England tn the Sixteenth

Century. Owen Morgan Edwards, Scholar of Balliol

1887 Political Satire in England in the Eighteenth Century. Thomas Seccombe,

Balliol

1888 The policy of Henry V of England. Joseph Louis AY uiteiibad, Exhibitioner

of Exeter.



The Gaiseord Prizes.

GREEK VERSE. GREEK PROSE.

In 1856 the University accepted the sum of about ,£1200, which
had been raised by voluntary subscription, as a Foundation for two
annual Prizes in memory of Thomas Gaisford, D.D., formerly Dean of
Christ Church, and Eegius Professor of Greek, to he awarded for
Composition in Greek Verse and Prose. The Verse Prize is given for
a translation into any of the metres commonly used in dialogue by the
Tragic or Comic Poets, or for a copy of verses, either original or trans-
lated, in heroic or elegiac metre ; the Prose Prize either for an original
composition or a translation. The endowment now produces an annual
income of about ,£47, which is paid in equal moieties to the two
successful Candidates.

The Prizes are open to all Undergraduates who, on the first of March,
by which day the Compositions must be sent in, have commenced
residence and not completed the seventeenth Term from their
matriculation.

The Judges are the Dean of Christ Church, the Begius Professor of
Greek, and one other Member of Convocation nominated annually by
the Vice-Chancellor. After adjudging the Prizes of one year they are
to announce the Subjects and Metre for the next.

Prize- Men.

1857 Homeric Verse. Milton's Paradise Lost, vi. 56 — 98: "So spake— milder

thought." Joseph Henry Warner, Balliol

A Dialogue. Empedocles. Robert Dobie Wilson, Balliol

1858 Comic Iambic Verse. Shakspeare's Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4 : " What

manner of man— I do, I will." Reginald Broughton, Scholar of Balliol ;
Fellow of Hertford

A Platonic Dialogue. Nicias, sive de Superstitione. George Rankine Luke,

Balliol ; Senior Student of Ch, Ch.



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1869 Hexameter Versa Mortt Ji'Artlmr. George Rankine Luke

Prose in tin' style of Herodotus or Plata rygmaorum Civitou. Henry

Nettleship, Scholar of Corpus; Fellow of Lincoln; Corpus Professor of
Latin
18G0 Tragic Iambic Verse. Shakspcare's Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 4: "0 thou
didtt prophesy— pieroe like mine," Chaloner William Chute, Balliol;
I ■ ll..\v of Magdalen

Prose in tin- style i" Herodotus or Plato. The Plague of "London. James

Bryce, Scholar of Trinity ; Fellow of Oriel ; Regius Professor of Civil Law
1861 Theocritean Verse. " The may Queen," James Brvce

A Platonic Dialogue. Milo, tine de Gymnastica. Charles Bigg, Scholar of

Coiinis; Senior Student ol'Ch.Ch.
18 - Comic Iambic Verse. Shakspeare'fl Henry IV. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 3: "I

yjould you had— shortly >rill I seal iritli him." Robert William Paper,

Scholar of Trinity ; Fellow of Queen's ; Fellow of Trinity
A Platonic Dialogue. Timcsue Nww, sive de Geologia. Charles John

Pearson, Scholar of Corpus
18G3 Homeric Verse. Milton, Paradise Lost, vi. 824 — 877: "So spake the Son —

woe and pain." Charles John Pearson

Prose after Herodotus. Narrai Marco Polo Yenetus qua? viderit apud Seras

et Indos. Augustine Ley, Junior Student of Ch. Cli.

1864 Tragic Iambic Verse. Shakspeare's Pericles, Act v. Sc. 1 : " Hail, Sir! my

Lord, lend car — come, sit by me." Evelyn Abbott, Balliol ; Fellow

A Platonic Dialogue. Socrates apu^TmferoB more suo Atihenu nsiumprincipes

n ipublicoi interrogai. [Not awarded]

1865 A Theocritean Idyll. JEgon et Milo, qui ad Olympricum ccrtamen profecti

erant, domum redeuntes, inter se loquuntur. Ernest James Myers, Balliol ;
Fellow of Wadham

Prose after Thucydides. Sancti Ludovici res gestae, mors, ingeniv rn. William

Henry Sirncox, Fellow of Queen's

1866 Comic Iambics. Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2 : " You follow the young

prince—fare you well." George Nutt, Scholar of New College ; Fellow of
Exeter _

A Platonic Dialogue. Cratylus sire de hominum sermonis origine. Francis

De Paravicini, Scholar of Balliol ; Senior Student of Ch. Ch. ; Fellow of
Balliol

1867 Homeric Hexameters. Necryomanteia sive Dante Poeta apud Inferos. Alex-

ander James Montgomerie Bell, Exhibitioner of Balliol

Prose in the style of Herodotus. The Aztecs. William Wallace, Exhi-

L bitioner of Balliol ; Fellow of Merton ; Whyte's Professor of Moral
Philosophy

1868 Tragic Iambics. Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Act ii. Sc. 4 : " Wlio

reigned — is he too a slave?" Richard Lewis Nettleship, Scholar, after-
wards Fellow, of Balliol

Platonic Dialogue. 'Aud^ovcs avriavtipai. Alfred Goodwin, Balliol :

Fellow

1869 Theocritean Verse. Cymbeline, Act iv. Sc. 2 : " Look, here he comes — re-

nowned be thy grave." John Arthur Godley, Exhibitioner of Balliol ;
Fellow of Hertford

Prose in the style of Thucydides. The Rpign of Terror. Robert Lowes

Clarke, Scholar of Balliol ; Fellow of Queen's

1870 Platonic Dialogue. Qudias -q irepl dvSpiavToirouas. John Arthur Godley

■ Comic Iambic Verse, Henry IV. Part II. Act v. Sc. 1 : " Both the man of

war — like a wet cloak ill laid up." Walter Sumner Gibson, Exhibitioner
of Balliol

1871 Heroic Hexameters. daTpasv vvKripcov ofi-qyvpis. Edward W. B. Nicholson,

Scholar of Trinity ; Bodley's Librarian

■ Prose in the style of Herodotus. Iceland. George Edward Jeans, Scholar

of Pembroke ; Fellow of Hertford

1872 Tragic Iambic Verse. Manfred, Act 1 : " The sjririts I have raised — with the

blest tone which made me." Thomas Agar, Junior Student of Ch. Ch.

i A Platonic Dialogue. UTlane sint reconditions doctrines vestigia apud Homerum

reperienda ? Alfred Joshua Butler, Scholar of Trinity ; Fellow of
Brasenose



THE GAISFORD PRIZES. 159

1S73 Homeric Terse. Paradise Lost, iv. 034—705 : " To whom thus Eve— such was
their awe of man." Alfred Joshua Butler

Narrative in the style of Thueydides. Th Siege of Londonderry. William

Wardlaw Waddell, Exhibitioner of Balliol

1874 Comic Iambics. Henry IV. Part I. Act v. 8c. 4: " What old acquaint-

ance — us a nobleman should neans this shouting—
. bear the palm alone." Arthur Elam Haigh, Scholar of Corpus ; Fellow of
Hertford

Platonic Dialogue. Socrates Aristophanes Sophocles de Arte Poetarum inter se

eoUoquuntur. George Spencer Bower, Scholar of New College

1877 Homeric Hexameters. Paradise Lost, iv. 223 — 287: " Southward through

Eden — new to sight and strange." Sidney Graves Hamilton, Scholar of
Balliol ; Fellow of Hertford

Narrative in the style of Thueydides. The Popish Plot. Arthur Elam

Haigh

1878 Comic Iambics. The Hampshire Farmer's Address ("Jf< st thinking people ")

in " Rejected Addresses." Alfred Denis Godley, Scholar of Balliol; Fellow
of Magdalen

Platonic Dialogue. 'Avagi/j.avh'pos 7) nepi £a>W yeviatais. Philip Edward

Raynor, Scholar of New College

1879 Idyllic Hexameters. Milton's Lycidas, v. 132 : " Beturn, Alpheus," to the end.

Alfred Temple Roberts, Demy of Magdalen

■ Prose in the style of Herodotus. Japanorum reipublieai conversio. David

Samuel Margoliouth, Scholar, afterwards Fellow, of New College

1880 Tragic Iambics. Paradise Lost, iv. 32 — 113 : " thou that — new world shall

knoic." Ernest Alfred Upcott, Scholar of Balliol

Platonic Dialogue. Be (Economia quam vocant Politica. William Yorke

Fausset, Scholar of Balliol

1881 Idyllic Hexameters. Matthew Arnold's Thyrsis : " Too rare, too rare — And

night as welcome as a friend would fall." Christopher Cookson, Scholar of
Corpus

Prose in the style of Thueydides. Speeches in accusation and defence of

Warren Hastings. Richard Edmund Mitcheson, Scholar of St. John's;
Student of Ch. Ch.

1882 Comic Iambics. Twelfth Night, Act ii. Sc. 5 : " 'Tis hut fortune— 1 vill do

anything that thou icilt have me." "William Ross Hardie, Scholar, afterwards
Fellow, of Balliol

Platonic Dialogue. Arjfijjyopia ris eoriv fj iroirjTiKr). (Plat. Gorgias) ;

Inter Bhetoricam et Poetieam quid intersit. William Ross Hardie

1883 Homeric Hexameters. The Death of Zohrab and Bustum. Cecil Henry

St. Leger Russell, Scholar of Trinity

Prose in the style of Herodotus. The Wandering Jew. William Edward

Long, Demy of Magdalen ; Fellow of Queen's

1884 Tragic Iambics. King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Scene 1 : "How doth my

son — burier of the dead." Harry Hammond House, Scholar of Corpus

Platonic Dialogue. Socrates, Alcibiades, Aristophanes de Atheniensium

ciritate inter se eoUoquuntur. Cecil Henry St. Leger Russell

1885 Idyllic Hexameters. Shelley's Adonais, xxxix-xlvi. John Undershell Powell.

Scholar of Balliol

Prose in the style of Thueydides. The Spanish Armada. Walter Ash-

burner, Exhibitioner of Balliol ; Fellow of Merton
1880 Comic Iambics. King Henry IV. Part II. Act. iii. Sc. 2: "Sir John. Sir
John, do not yourself wrong — there is an end." George Gilbert Aime
Murray, Scholar of St. John's

Platonic Dialogue. Prometheus, sire de hominum natura et origine. Michael

Henry Mansel Wood, Scholar of Trinity



160 PRIZES.

1SS7 Homeric Hexameters. Paradise Lost. Book VI. 746-784. " So mid, he, o'er
hi$ aceptre— valley smiled." Frederick William Hall, Scholar of Trinity

Prose in the style of Herodotus. Misaolonghi eapta. George Gilbert Aime

Murray.

1888 Tragic Iambics. Shelley's Cenci, Act v. Se.4 : " Clod, not so! — my heart is
COld." Kk\nk FlKTCHKB, Exhibitioner of Balliol.

Platonic Dialogue. Hurtpov lav a-noknrai to Kattov ou5e neivrjv ?Tl total

7? hv4.r\v, Tf n aK\o rwv roiovrojv: . . . r) ye\ctov to (pcurTj^a utti nor'
iarai r) fii) earai ; ris yap oifa : Plat. Lysis. The speculation of Greek
Philosophy on the nature and origin of evil. Fkkdekh/k William Hall.



Johnson Memorial Prize Essay.

In 1802 the University accepted the sum of ,£310, which had been
raised by voluntary subscription, as a foundation for a Prize in memory
of the late Manuel John Johnson, M.A., of Magdalen Hall, Radcline
Observer, and in encouragement of the study of Astronomy and Meteor-
ology. The endowment has been augmented by accumulations, and
now produces about


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