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Dear All,

For your Holiday revels, instructions on an American Dance in an
"apparently" long-lost mss.
Cheers,
Nancy


The following is from the Washington Post Style
Invitational (weekly humor contest)  that
asks readers to submit "instructions" for something
(anything), but written in the style of a famous
person.  The winning entry was:

The Hokey Pokey (as written by W. Shakespeare)

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within.
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Pokey,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heaven's yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely thou canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt.
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.

-- by William Shakespeare
(Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls)