„You think they are crusaders sent
From some infernal clime,
To pluck the eyes of sentiment
And dock the tail of Rhyme,
To crack the voice of Melody
And break the legs of Time.“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
The Music Grinders; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).