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- Information from
only gives the finishing order and
a note that the BNC stroke was 'W. B. Bulteel'
- In the main text of Sherwood
In 1822 a dispute arose between
Jesus. It appears that the
former caught a crab and were bumped, but rowing on came in first and
claimed to remain 'head'. It must be remembered that the rules were so far
only in process of formation, for, of course, now  such a claim would
be quite indefensible. This led to a 'confusion of opinion', the
hoisting their flag as head and the
Brasenose men hauling it down again.
The dispute was finally stopped by one of the
Brasenose crew remarking:
'Quot homines tot sententiae, diffrerent men have different opinions,
some like leeks and some like onions'; the point of the latter part of the
remark being that the
Jesus boat had leeks painted on their oars. It was
finally agreed that the race should be rowed again, when
their place. This somewhat comic incident had however a tragic ending, for
the rival crews celebrated their reconciliation by a picnic at Nuneham,
when one of their number, T. Musgrave of
University, was drowned.
- Sherwood further suggests this race inspired the earliest print
of the Oxford Eights:
(Serres, 1st March 1822), and that the date of the print
also suggests that the race must have
taken place in Hilary Term.
- The painting also shows Kings Barge.
The flagpole was used to show
the order of the crews, hence the reference to flags being hoisted and pulled
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