Weebly doesn't have free videos of ladies and gentlemen dancing to 'Mrs. Beveridge's Maggot' so here's a video of waves splashing - you have to use your imagination for the rest...
Mary Flannery, aka Máire was born in Limerick, Ireland. She moved to the USA in 1995, which was the year of the BBC/A&E production of 'Pride & Prejudice.' She has been a Janeite ever since! She is currently working on a sequel to 'Sense & Sensibility.' As Máire Flannery, she is the author of ''What Stirs in Winter' a Pacific Northwest historical novel, set in 1846, in which Irish girl Katie sets off on a grand adventure for Oregon, and the Austenesque '. My Head Upon the £10 Note – Time Travel Jane.'
'Mrs. Beveridge's Maggot' gets its curious name from the formation of the dancers when viewed from an upstairs gallery, when they weave in and out, up and down like a maggot.
Two Austen Adaptations use this dance to bring the hero and heroine together; Pride and Prejudice (1995) and Emma (1996).