The doctor's eyes were set at eight, and so is a pavan set 'at eight.'
You shall hear the Spanish pavan, let your music be grave and majestic: Page, give me tobacco; take my cloak and my sword.
He speaks of the association of pavan and Galliard as being 'in course.'
When this is done, Harcourtius appears in the pavan, or "peacock's strut," and marches about.
The pavan has been mentioned before, as the dance in Duple time which preceded the Galliard which was in a triple rhythm.
It quite took Peggy's breath away when this elegant courtier bowed before her and begged her hand for the pavan.
The master now gives particular instructions about the form and manner of dancing the pavan.
"slow, stately dance," 1530s, from French pavane (1520s), probably from Spanish pavana, from pavo "peacock" (from Latin pavo), in reference to the bird's courting movements. But some see an Italian origin and trace the name to Padovana "Paduan." Possibly there was a merger of two distinct dance words.