from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An old French dance, distinguished by a movement of five steps.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A lively dance (called also
galliard), the steps of which were regulated by the number five.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete A
lively dance, the galliard, whose stepswere regulatedby the number five.
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"It has been taking the cinque-pace, I should say from your long face to-day."
For hear me, Hero; wooing, wedding, and repenting, is as a _Scotch jig_, a _measure_, and a _cinque-pace_: the first suit is _hot and hasty_, like
I would give value to behold the execution of a coranto and inspect the steps of a cinque-pace, having assurance that the performances assuming these names were veritably identical with their memorable originals.
_mannerly modest_, as a _measure_, full of _state and ancientry_; and then comes repentance, and with his bad legs falls into the _cinque-pace faster and faster_ till he sink into his grave.
a Scotch jig, a measure and a cinque-pace; the first suit is hot and hasty, like a Scotch jig, and full as fantastical; the wedding mannerly-modest, as a measure full of state and ancientry; and then comes repentance, and with his bad legs, falls into the cinque-pace faster and faster, till he sinks into his grave.