excerpt from 'Diary of Mary Berry, 2 January 1785' pp. 143–144 (116 words)

excerpt from 'Diary of Mary Berry, 2 January 1785' pp. 143–144 (116 words)

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Diary of Mary Berry, 2 January 1785

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143–144

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At St. Rémy all the young people of the town were dancing in the faubourg. For the first time in my life I saw small bourgeois servants and peasants dancing with natural grace and signs of real gaiety: they wanted no dancing-master to show them the figures. For half an hour they danced the figure of a quarrée, and were never wrong in a single step, and always with a grace and gaiety that one sometimes vainly looks for in our dress-ball rooms. Their band was a tambourine and a fife; they danced quarrées, a Pérégordine, and a dance they called the matelot, which was very like our English country dances.

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