Victorian poetry and religious diversity
Among the Romans a poet was called votes, which is as much a diviner, foreseer or prophet . . . so heavenly a title did that excellent people bestow upon this heart-ravishing knowledge . . . And may not I presume a little further, to show the reasonableness of this word votes, and say that the holy David's Psalms are a divine poem? . . . Neither let it be deemed too saucy a comparison to balance the highest point of man's wit with the efficacy of nature; but rather give right honour to the heavenly Maker of that maker.
Scheinberg, C. (2000). Victorian poetry and religious diversity. In Bristow, J. (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry (Cambridge Companions to Literature pp. 159-179). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.