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 Dance of Death.Dances 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(National Dances):   1
        Bohemian: the redo’wa.
        English: the hornpipe and lancers.
        French: the contredanse (country dance), cotillon, and quadrille.
        German: the gallopade and waltz.
        Irish: the jig.
        Neapolitan: the taran’tella.
        Polish: the mazurka and krakovieck.
        Russian: the cossac.
        Scotch: the reel.
        Spanish: the bole’ro and fandango.
   When Handel was asked to point out the peculiar taste of the different nations of Europe in dancing, he ascribed the minuet to the French, the sar’aband to the Spaniard, the arietta to the Italian, and the hornpipe and the morris-dance to the English.   2

 Dance of Death.Dances 


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