A worthy champion for a worthy cause
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Henty on dancing
Submitted By margery on 10/01/09
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"Dancing in those days was as art to be acquired with long study.  It was a necessity that gentlemen should dance, and dance well, and the stately minuet required accuracy, grace, and dignity.  
Dancing in those days was an art; it has fallen grievously from that high estate."
 
-G. A. Henty, The Cornet of Horse
 

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Re: A worthy champion for a worthy cause
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/01/10 - 0:24 GMT
Henty - my hero=)
 
We also have champions in Alex and Mr. Arndt...although Alex needs to work on the dignified aspect a wee bit;)
 
 
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Re: A worthy champion for a worthy cause
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Posted 2010/01/11 - 2:15 GMT
Great job Kellie!!! I agree with Lady Edith, Henty is really my hero!! O.K. Maybe not really...
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Re: A worthy champion for a worthy cause
2 weeks - 22,163v
Posted 2010/01/11 - 18:37 GMT
G.A. Henty is one of my heros, to be sure! =)
Isn't that a delicious quote?  Now we just need to learn the minuet...;-)
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Re: A worthy champion for a worthy cause
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/01/11 - 2:28 GMT
I'm cracking myself up looking at the guy on the right...LOL!  Check out the mustache!=D
He looks like a very sober, dignified walrus...love the coat tails.  And the way he's putting on his gloves=)  hehe;)
 
The day I get Alex into a suit like that...he'd probably like the coat tails, actually, especially if he got to sit down at a piano bench and flip them out of the way;)
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Re: A worthy champion for a worthy cause
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Posted 2010/01/11 - 18:44 GMT
Haha - isn't he great, though?=D   That picture is an old Victorian Punch cartoon.  I found a few other fun ones that might show up here some time, too...
 
You're probably right about the suit - I can just see him flipping them behind with aplomb;)
One thing, though - let's not brand certain people as champions of dancing... it would be a pity to have to lock them up in a barrel... if you know what I mean;)
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Re: A worthy champion for a worthy cause
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Posted 2010/01/11 - 19:44 GMT
He's simply lovely;D  Looking forward to seeing more Punch cartoons in the future=)
 
Oh...oh, right.  Yes, yes, I do know what you mean;)  I don't think there's much danger of that happening, at least not for a while...=) 
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Re: A worthy champion for a worthy cause
2 days - 3,135v
Posted 2010/01/12 - 16:27 GMT
Great quote Kellie! That came out of "The Cornet of Horse" didn't it? Henty really is my hero too even if he does get carried away sometimes, and I must admit I almost didn't like him anymore after I read "True to the Old Flag", "In Freedoms Cause" made up for it though :).


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