After they went upstairs some one proposed the Virginia reel.
Then Blatchford called for "Virginia reel," and we raced and chased through that.
The homely viands were eaten with decided enjoyment, and afterward even old Mr. Irving joined in the Virginia reel.
Standing near him, I made bold to inquire if he could play the "Virginia reel."
After this everybody took partners and danced the reel, what we call the "Virginia reel," up and down the big hall.
The waltz was unknown, and the figures varied from the “hoe down” to the cotillion, closing always with the “Virginia reel.”