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FROM HENRY VII. TO MARY.                                            83
lord and groom, lady and kitchen maid, no distinction. So in our court in Queen Elizabeth's time, gravity and state mere kept up. In King James's time things were pretty well, but in King Charles's time, there has been nothing but Trenchmore and the Cushion Dance, omnium gatherum, tolly polly, hoite come toite."
Trenchmore is mentioned also in Stephen Gosson's Schoole of Abuse, 1579; in Hey-wood's A Woman Killed with Kindness, 1600; in Chapman's Wit of a Woman, 1604; in Barry's Bam Alley, 1611; in Beaumont and Fletcher's Island Princess ; in Weelkes' Ayres or Phantastiche Sprites, 1608; and in 1728 was still to be found in Tlie Dancing Master. In the comedy of The Rehearsal, 1672, the earth, sun, and moon, are made to dance the Key to the tune of Trenchmore.
Several political songs were sung to it, one of which is in the collection of " Poems on Affairs of State, from 1640 to 1704." In the Roxburghe Collection of Ballads is one called " The West-country Jigg, or a Trenchmore Galliard," " Four-and-twenty lasses went over Trenchmore Lee."
The following is the song in Denteromelia.