Punch,  48 (1865), 198.

Exciting Contest at Cambridge



Essay, Drollery


Universities, Religion, Religious Authority, Unbelief

    Discusses the competition between 'nine holy men' in the Senate House of the University of Cambridge for the 'Rectory of Ovington', a position with an annual income of £436 and 400 souls to cure. Considering the possibility that such souls do not need curing, suggests that the rector might devote his leisure time to such activities as confuting 'Popery and Dissent, the dissipation of doubt, and the reconcilement of theology with the natural sciences'.

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