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290                                  ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
generally speaking, or when Jack-Frost commonly takes us by the nose, the diversions are within doors, either in exercise or by the fire-side. Dancing is one of the chief exercises—Moll Peatly is never forgot;—this dance stirs the blood and gives the males and females a fellow-feeling for each other's activity, ability, and agility: Cupid always sits in the corner of the room where these diversions are transacting, and shoots quivers full of arrows at the dancers, and makes his own game of them."
The tune of Bobbing Joe will be found in every edition of The Dancing Master; in MusicKs Delight on the Oithren, 1666; &c.
,It is sometimes entitled Bobbing Joan, as by Carey in his Ballades (1651) ; in Polly, 1729; in The Bay's Opera, 1730; The Mad House, 1737; A Cure for a Scold, 1738; &c.

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