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REIGNS OF JAMES I. AND CHARLES I.                             283
MORRIS DANCE.
This is entitled Engelsche Klocke-Dans in three of the Collections published in Holland: viz., in Bellerophon (Amsterdam, 1622); Nederlandtsche Gredenck-Clanck (Haerlem, 1626) ; and Friesche Jjust-Mof (Amsterdam, 1634.) .
As " klok" signifies " bell," and bells were worn in the morris, I suppose it to have been a morris-dance. In the above-named collections, Dutch songs are adapted to it, but I have no clue to the English words.
AMARILLIS TOLD HER SWAIN.
This is found, under the name of Amarillis, among the violin tunes in TJie Dancing Master of 1665, and in all later editions; in MusicFs. Delight on the Cithren, 1666; in Apollo's Banquet, 1670; in the Pleasant Companion for the Flageolet, 1680; &c.
The song, "Amarillis told her swain," is in Merry Drollery complete, 1670 (p. 3).
The air is sometimes referred to as " Phillis on the new-made hay," from a