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Gower’s Confessio Amantis, VI. 145

Byrd, David. "Gower’s Confessio Amantis, VI. 145." Explicator 33.5 (1975), Item 35.


In Book 6 of the CA, Amans mentions a number of courtly dances and uses the phrase "forto go the newefot." Macaulay interprets the word "newefot" as probably the name of some kind of dance. Byrd suggests that "it is a nonce word, meaning not a specific dance, but a 'new dance,' the latest dance craze of the court." [CvD]

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