Longways for as many as will; in three parts (1st Ed., 1650)


First Part.
A1–4Partners lead up a double and fall back a double to places.
5–8That again.
B1–4Partners set and turn single.
5–8That again.

Second Part.
(Duple minor-set)
A1–4First man and first woman whole-gip facing centre, clockwise (Fig.8, p.86); while second man and second woman do the same.
5–8First and second men whole-gip facing centre, counter-clockwise; while first and second women do the same.
B1–2First man changes places with second woman.
3–4First woman changes places with second man.
5–6Partners change places (progressive).
7–8Partners set.

Third Part.
(Duple minor-set)
A1–2First man and first woman, joining right hands, move down a double; while second man and second woman, joining right hands and making an arch, move up a double, the first couple passing under their arms.
3–4Both couples return to places, second couple passing under the arch made by first couple.
5–8First man, joining inside hands with second man, casts off, followed by second man, and returns up the middle to his place; while the two women, joining inside hands, do the same (sk.s.).
B1–2Partners change places.
3–4The two men change places; while the two women do the same.
5–6Partners change places (progressive).
7–8Partners set.

Playford gives a Fourth Part which is omitted in the text.

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