a serious one.
It may have coarsened the young observers, but it did not pervert them.
Our tendency is rather to take evil too lightly when shown to the young; and this, whether it be licentiousness, as on the French stage, or brutality, as in “Punch and Judy,” involves a deeper danger — that such things may not only grow familiar as a spectacle, but as a joke.
Harper and Brothers, Franklin Square, New York. 1888.
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