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- noun Obsolete form of
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There parting with her (besides her skinfull of drinke), and English crowne to buy more drinke; for, good wench, she was in a pittious heate; my kindness she requited with dropping a dozen good courtsies, and bidding God blesse the dauncer.
"Nay," saith she, "if the dauncer will lend me a leash of his belles, I'le venter to treade one myle with him myself."
Jonet Howat of Forfar (1661) said, 'Ther was thair present with the divell besyd hirselfe, quhom he callit the prettie dauncer, the said Issobell
Man also in all his actions that be not altogether naturall, but are gotten by study & discipline or exercise, as to daunce by measures to sing by note, to play on the lute, and such like, it is a praise to be said an artificiall dauncer, singer, & player on instruments, because they be not exactly knowne or done, but by rules & precepts or teaching of schoolemasters.
a Blackamoore, or heare smooth speech from a Stammerer, as to finde any thing but blunt mirth in a Morrice dauncer, especially such a one as
I cannot follow thee a foote farther; but adieu, good dauncer; God speed thee, if thou daunce a Gods name! "
f With her that is a dauncer be not daily conuerfant, nor 4 heareher, left perhaps thou perish in her efficacie. f Behold $ not a virgin, left perhaps thou be fcandalizedin het beautie.