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The hornpipe concludes with three beats of the feet, and I am informed by those who have seen dancing among the factory people in Lancashire, that in their dances they tap the heels together three times, so as to make them ring, at each close. In Ireland, according to Dr. Petrie, " in general the floor is struck, or rather, tipped lightly, three times during every bar of the tune" of the " hop-jig."
In gold and zilver, zilk and velvet, each was drest,
A Lord in bis zattin, was busy a prating among the rest,
But one in blue jacket did come, whome some do Andrew call,
Adsheart, talk'd woundy wittily to them all.
At last, cutzooks, he made such sport, I laugh'd aloud,
The rogue being fluster'd, he flung me a custard, amidst the croud.
The volk veil a laughing at me; and then the vezen said,
" Be zure, Ralph, give it to Doll, the dairy maid."
I zwallow'd the affront, but I would stay no longer there, I thrust and I scrambled, till further I rambled into the Fair, Where trumpets and bagpipes, kettledrums, fiddlers, were all at work, And the cooks sung, " Here's your delicate pig and pork."

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