Standing up to dance
Posted by Leanne S on May 11, 1998 at 12:36:32:
Knowing that I've read it somewhere in Austen, and here on the boards about standing up with someone to dance; I was wondering two things:
1) Did I imagine it? (I can't find the reference in Austen but maybe I haven't got the hang of the search thingy)
2) When asking someone to dance, did a gentlemen say "May I have this dance?" "May I stand up with you for this dance?" or something similar interchangeably.
(Yes, I'm writing a fic (Lois & Clark this time) and one of my editors queried me on this usage!)
- Dancing Marie-Bernadette 13:45:09 5/13/98 (0)
- I know about "standing up", but what the heck is a fic? Woodhouse 18:46:34 5/12/98 (4)
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