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Rise up, rise up, Xarifa! lay your golden cushion down;

Rise up! come to the window, and gaze with all the town!

JOHN G. LOCKHART The Bridal of Andella.

23 I saw and heard, for we sometimes, Who dwell this wild, constrained by want, come forth

To town or village nigh, nighest is far,
Where aught we hear, and curious are to hear,
What happens new; fame also finds us out.

MILTON-Paradise Regained. Bk. I. L. 330.


Platon estime qu'il y ait quelque vice d'impiété à trop curieusement s'enquerir de Dieu et du monde.

Plato holds that there is some vice of impiety in enquiring too curiously about God and the world.

MONTAIGNE-Essays. Bk. II. Ch. XII. (See also HAMLET)

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Imperial Waltz! imported from the Rhine

(Famed for the growth of pedigrees and wine),
Long be thine import from all duty free,
And hock itself be less esteem'd than thee.
BYRON-The Waltz. L. 29.


Endearing Waltz-to thy more melting tune
Bow Irish jig, and ancient rigadoon.

Scotch reels, avaunt! and country-dance forego
Your future claims to each fantastic toe!
Waltz-Waltz alone both legs and arms

Liberal of feet, and lavish of her hands.
BYRON-The Waltz. L. 109.


Hot from the hands promiscuously applied, Round the slight waist, or down the glowing side. BYRON-The Waltz. L. 234.


What! the girl I adore by another embraced? What! the balm of her breath shall another man taste?

What! pressed in the dance by another's man's knee?

What! panting recline on another than me?

Sir, she's yours; you have pressed from the grape its fine blue,

From the rosebud you've shaken the tremulous dew;

What you've touched you may take. Pretty waltzer adieu!



Such pains, such pleasures now alike are o'er,
And beaus and etiquette shall soon exist no more
At their speed behold advancing
Modern men and women dancing;

Step and dress alike express
Above, below from heel to toe,
Male and female awkwardness.
Without a hoop, without a ruffle,
One eternal jig and shuffle,

Where's the air and where's the gait?
Where's the feather in the hat?
Where the frizzed toupee? and where
Oh! where's the powder for the hair?
CATHERINE FANSHAWE-The Abrogation of the
Birth-Night Ball.

6 To brisk notes in cadence beating Glance their many-twinkling feet.

GRAY-Progress of Poesy. Pt. I. St. 3. L. 10.


Alike all ages: dames of ancient days

Have led their children through the mirthful maze;

And the gay grandsire, skill'd in gestic lore,
Has frisk'd beneath the burden of threescore.
GOLDSMITH-Traveller. L. 251.


And the dancing has begun now,

And the dancers whirl round gaily

In the waltz's giddy mazes,

And the ground beneath them trembles.

HEINE-Book of Songs. Don Ramiro. St. 23.


Twelve dancers are dancing, and taking no rest,
And closely their hands together are press'd;
And soon as a dance has come to a close,

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