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 Lavin’ia and Pale’mon.Law. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lavolt or Lavolta.
 
(French, la volte.) A lively dance, in which was a good deal of jumping or capering, whence its name. Troilus says, “I cannot sing, nor heel the high lavolt” (iv. 4). It is thus described:—   1
       
“A lofty jumping or a leaping round,
Where arm in arm two dancers are entwined,
And whirl themselves with strict embracements bound,
And still their feet an anapest do sound.”
       
Sir John Davies.
 


 Lavin’ia and Pale’mon.Law. 

 
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