1- 8 1M turns 2L RH, 2M turns 1L RH 1½ times ending in centre in line across with original partners
9-16 1s+2s dance down the middle, turn to right and dance back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Poussette
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Guy Mannering is set in the 1760s to 1780s, mostly in the Galloway area of southwest Scotland. It tells the story of Henry "Harry" Bertram, the son of the Laird of Ellangowan, who is kidnapped at the age of five by smugglers after witnessing the murder of a customs officer. It follows the fortunes and adventures of Harry and his family in subsequent years, and the struggle over the inheritance of Ellangowan. The novel also depicts the lawlessness that existed at the time, when smugglers operated along the coast and thieves frequented the country roads.
Meg Merrilees is also the subject of the Meg Merrilees - Poem written by John Keats (1795-1821), one of the greatest English poets and a major figure in the Romantic movement.
Old Meg she was a Gipsy
And liv'd upon the Moors;
Her bed it was the brown heath turf,
And her house was out of doors.