A Treatise on the Art of Dancing
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A Treatise on the Art of Dancing

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T O F C S. O Of the Antient Dancep. 17 Of Dancing in General49 Of sundry Requisites for the Perfection of the Art of Dancing89 Some Thoughts on the Utility of Learning to Dance, and especially upon the Minuet139 Summary Account of various Kinds of Dances in different Parts of the World181 Of Pantomimes227
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WI have hHAT ar si yas ot eretunae thn  iertholyga op fnaero efaca pr of thana f  olesetieaTrhT etn .t tievyr adve orsemeerti upon the art of dancing by a dancing-master, implicitly threatens so much either of the exageration of the profession, or of the recommendation of himself, and most probably of both, that it cannot be improper for me to bespeak the reader’s favorable precaution against so natural a prejudice. My principal motive for hazarding this production is, indisputably, gratitude. The approbation with which my endeavours to please in the dances of my composition have been honored, inspired me with no sentiment so strongly as that of desiring to prove to the public, that sensibility of its favor; which, in an artist, is more than a duty. It is even one of the means of obtaining its favor, by its inspiring that aim at perfection, in order to the deserving it, which is unknown to a merely mercenary spirit. Under the influence of that sentiment, it occurred to me, that it might not be unpleasing to the public to have a fair state of the pretentions of this art to its encouragement, and even to its esteem, laid before it, by a practitioner of this art. In stating these pretentions, there is nothing I shall more avoid than the enthusiasm arising from that vanity or self-conceit, which leads people into the ridicule of over-rating the merit or importance of their profession. I shall not, for example, presume to recommend dancing as a virtue; but I may, without presumption, represent it as one of the principal graces, and, in the just light, of being employed in adorning and making Virtue amiable, who is far from rejecting such assistence. In the view of a genteel exercise, it strengthens the body; in the view of a liberal accom lishment, it visibl diffuses a raceful a ilit throu h
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