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" ... forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe, or string, or any such thing ; and now I have writ, in a rhyming fit, what will make you dance, and,... "
The United States Magazine and Democratic Review - Page 152
1847
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Studies in Some Famous Letters

John Cann Bailey - Authors, English - 1899 - 308 pages
...before?" This sort of thing is kept up all through the letter and then he ends up : "I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon springs, and such...much art, in every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with...
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The Book Lover: A Magazine of Book Lore, Volume 1

Bibliography - 1900
...and by hook or by crook, write another book, if I live and am here another year. I have heard before of a room with a floor laid upon springs and such...were forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe...
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The Correspondence of William Cowper: Arranged in Chronological Order, Volume 1

William Cowper, Thomas Wright - 1904
...and by hook or crook write another book, if I live and am here, another year. I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon springs, and such...much art, in every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in, now out, with a...
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The Correspondence of William Cowper: Arranged in Chronological Order, Volume 1

William Cowper, Thomas Wright - Authors, English - 1904 - 6 pages
...and by hook or crook write another book, if I live and am here, another year. I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon springs, and such like things, with so much artyin every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a...
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The Correspondence of William Cowper: Arranged in Chronological Order, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1904
...upon springs, and such like things, with so much art, in every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in, now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe or string, or any such thing;...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 20; Volume 83

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1874
...am here another year. " I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon springs, or suchlike things, with so much art in every part, that when...pace with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe or string, or any such thing ;...
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The Gentlest Art: A Choice of Letters, by Entertaining Hands

Edward Verrall Lucas - English letters - 1907 - 422 pages
...and by hook or crook, write another book, if I live and am here, another year. I have heard before, of a room with a floor laid upon springs and such...much art, in every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with...
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The Gentlest Art: A Choice of Letters, by Entertaining Hands

Edward Verrall Lucas - English letters - 1907 - 422 pages
...upon springs and such like things, with so much art, in every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe or string, or any such thing;...
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The Great English Letter Writers, Volume 2

William James Dawson, Coningsby Dawson - Letter-writing - 1908
...and by hook or crook, write another book, if I live and am here, another year. I have heard before, of a room with a floor laid upon springs and such...much art, in every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with...
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The Great English Letter Writers, Volume 2

William James Dawson, Coningsby Dawson - Letter-writing - 1908
...upon springs and such like things, with so much art, in every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe or string, or any such thing...
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