The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1909
"Most progress is most failure"
It was under most favourable auspices that the Glee Club began its practices this year. A general meeting, even more intent on reform than the average general meeting, restricted the membership, and proposed a vocal test. Such strong measures resulted well, and the good quality of the vices, added to the high attainments of the conductor, promised better things for the future. But alas! Almighty Jove saw fit to hurl the devastating thunderbolt, and the conductor, whose lavish gifts of "bars for nothing" had endeared him to all the members, was forced to leave. The Glee Club received his resignation with profound regret: but we have no doubt that with their usual capacity for surmounting difficulties, the energetic committee will secure and efficient substitute, so that the Club may even rival the immortal Brook, and "go on for ever." We hope so.