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REIGN OF CHARLES II.                                               497
When in exile, Charles II. wrote to Henry Bennet to bring him as many new . corantos and sarabands, and other little dances, as he could get written down. The following specimen of a saraband is from The Dancing Master of 1665 :
From the following passage in Sir W. Davenant's Law against Lovers (which is a mixture of the two plots of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Much Ado about Nothing) it would appear that the dancer of the saraband accompanied it with castanets.

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