Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Quadrille. 1. A card-game, much in favour in the 17th and early part of the 18th centuries. It closely resembles ombre.

2. A square dance, introduced into England from France about 1808. It is so called because the number of couples is four or a multiple of four.

“God prevents our being proud of ourselves by the experience of our weakness and corruption, which is manifest by our numberless relapses.”