E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Instituted by the Rev. Francis Henry Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater, in 1825. He left the interest of £8,000 to be given to the author of the best treatise on The power, wisdom, and goodness of God, as manifested in creation. Eight are published by the following gentlemen:(1) The Rev. Dr. Chalmers, (2) Dr. John Kidd, (3) the Rev. Dr. Whewell, (4) Sir Charles Bell, (5) Dr. Peter M Roget, (6) the Rev. Dr. Buckland, (7) the Rev. W. Kirby, and (8) Dr. William Prout.