This wondrous miracle did Love devise,
For dancing is love's proper exercise.
Orchestra, or a Poem of Dancing, stanza 18 (1596)
Dancing is a frenzyand a rage.Sir John Davies
Learn then to dance, you that are princes born, And lawful lords of earthly creatures all; Imitate them, and thereof take no scorn, (For this new art to them is natural) And imitate the stars celestial. For when pale death your vital twist shall sever, Your better parts must dance with them forever.Sir John Davies
Skill comes so slow, and life so fast doth fly, We learn so little and forget so much.Sir John Davies
I know my life's a pain and but a span, I know my sense is mocked in every thing; And to conclude, I know myself a man, Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.Sir John Davies
Wedlock, indeed, hath oft compared been To public feasts where meet a public rout, Where they that are without would fain go in And they that are within would fain go out.Sir John Davies