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A Treatise on the Art of Dancing

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Published: 1772
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,893 / 112 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.1
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 775
Added to site: 2008.02.19
mnybks.net#: 20112
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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usual rigor of that season, the room was sufficiently warm.

Round the room there were tables and stands, on which was placed the desert; and there were generally twelve persons chosen to distribute the refreshments, and do the honors of the ball. The whole was conducted with the utmost decency and regularity, while Rome preserved her respect for virtue and innocence of manners.

By the best accounts procurable, their serious dances were properly interspersed and inlivened with comic movements. Their first steps were solemn and majestic, and, by couples they turned under each other's arms; and when the whole thus turned together, they could not but afford a pleasing sight. After which they resumed the serious again, and so proceeded alternately till they concluded the dance.

In the spring, the country became naturally the scene of their dances. The best companies resorted, especially to such villages as were noted for the most pure and salubrious springs of water. If the weather was mild,

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