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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 Excerpt: ... She's mine! Where's the licence?--"Miss Fenton, and her little sister." "Who is she? Does she live with her father and mother? What is her father?" "Yes; she lives with her pa and ma, and he's a professor of dancing, Mr. Fenton is." "Where does he teach? There?" pointing to the house. "No; he have a class at the rooms in Hangel Street." I should like to have kissed her. Perhaps I might without offence. Perhaps if it hadn't been for the black upon her nose--but we will not go too deeply into motives. It is the unwisest course in the world. It is enough that I didn't. I squeezed her hand heartily; thanked her, and as soon as I got out of hearing, sung the whole of Non piu mesta with all the variations, right to a note. I believe I am an accomplished dancer. It is my happy privilege to believe that I am an accomplished dancer. I have been told so by my partners before now. I have tried to waltz opposite my chamber looking-glass, that I might see; and though I could not see, either when it stood on the table, or when I had lowered it to a chair, or even when I had placed it on the floor, I yet feel convinced that I am an accomplished dancer. Be that as it might, to begin learning to dance again, even under Miss Fenton's papa, was not to be thought of, or at any rate must be kept for a last resource. But I remembered that it is a common practice with Professors of dancing, to give weekly assemblies to which the public is admitted by tickets, and on consulting the placards outside the rooms in Angel Street, I found, sure enough, that every Wednesday was a Grand Quadrille Night, admission, one shilling. Of course she would be there--you know--O, of course. Large are th...
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