Quotation by Elizabeth Bowen

... in general, the Anglo-Irish do not make good dancers; they are too spritely and conscious; they are incapable of one kind of trance or of being seemingly impersonal. And, for the formal, pure dance they lack the formality: about their stylishness (for they have stylishness) there is something impromptu, slightly disorderly.
Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist and memoirist; born in Ireland. Seven Winters, part 1, ch. 9 (1962).
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