The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XIII. The Victorian Age, Part One.
§ 22. W. M. Wilks Call; T. T. Lynch
All the writers of scared poetry just mentioned professed throughout their lives one or another—sometimes more than one-from of orthodox Christianity. But free thought, undogmatism, unorthodoxy, or whatever it pleases to call itself, also produced a number of verse-writers too large to be dealt with here except by sample. The best sample of them, moreover, A. H. Clouth, is not within our jurisdication here. We must, therefore, confine the representation the representation of the class to two writers only W. M. Wilks Call and Thomas Toke Lynch.
Call was a Cambridge man and, on leaving college, took orders; not was it till he was near the half-way house of a rather more than ordinarily prolonged life that what are politely called “difficulties” made him give up his duties. He never returned to them; but the type (a not uncommon one) of his dissidence may be gauged by the fact that, in one his best poems, having made the refrain