Quotation by John Herschel, Sir

Music and dancing (the more's the pity) have become so closely associated with ideas of riot and debauchery among the less cultivated classes, that a taste for them, for their own sakes, can hardly be said to exist, and before they can be recommended as innocent or safe amusements, a very great change of ideas must take place.
John, Sir Herschel (1792–1871), British scientist. Quoted in Ronald Pearsall, Victorian Popular Music, p. 199 (1973).
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