Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


When you do dance, I wish you
A wave o’ the sea, that you might ever do
Nothing but that.
Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act IV. Scene 3. (Florizel to Perdita.)

Like a wave of the sea.
St. James, Genl. Epi., Chap. i. Ver. 6.

To dance attendance on their lordships’ pleasures.
Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII., Act V. Scene 2. (The King to Butts.)

Light quirks of music, broken and uneven,
Make the soul dance upon a jig to heaven.
Pope.—Moral Essays, Epi. IV. Line 143.