"Musick is certainly ..." Quote of Joseph Addison

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Musick is certainly a very agreeable Entertainment, but if it would take the entire Possession of our Ears, if it would make us incapable of hearing Sense, if it would exclude Arts that have a much greater Tendency to the Refinement of human Nature; I must confess I would allow it no better Quarter than Plato has done, who banishes it out of his Common-wealth.

Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British author. The Spectator, No. 18 (1711).
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