"AS YOU are now in a musical country, where singing, fiddling, and piping, are not only common topics of conversation, but almost the principal objects of attention ... If you love music, hear it; go to operas, concerts, and pay fiddlers to play to you; but I insist upon your neither piping nor fiddling yourself. It puts a gentleman in a very frivolous, contemptible light; brings him into a great deal of bad company; and takes up a great deal of time, which might be better employed."                
(April 14th, 1749)