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Against Dancing.

The Rev. John Robinson, a Free Church " meenister " (says Truth), has been holding forth at Stonohaven upon the evils of dancing. The occasion was a gathering of farm-servants, who intended to finish the evening with a dance, and the rev. gentleman informed his hearers that he was both glad and sorry to be present, for " though they began the meeting sensibly, they were going to end it like a pack of fools." " What (he inquired) was the use of hophopping like a hen on a hot griddle ? What on earth did they mean by bob-bobbing like that? He hop?d that everyone would take the cramp in tneir big toe, and that there would be no assembly that nigbt. It W&8 wrong, it was unchristian—wrong root and branch, Promiscuous dancing was of the devil." And this genial pastor concluded his diatribe with the pious wish "that every foot would be transfixed through and through with a judgment," whatever that may mean,

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Against Dancing., Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

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Against Dancing. Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

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