Deliberate antiquarianism marks the various sections' names: "Intrada", "Sarabande," "Coranto
," "Madrigal." Publisher Hubert Foss correctly praised "Summer's Last Will" for conveying Tudor life "in the reality of all its splendor and all its dirt." Indubitably Lambert--what with his wild terpsichorean enthusiasms, his extremes of pride and self-laceration, the ceremoniousness of his verbal thrusts--would have coped far better in 16th-century than in 20th-century England.
You doe not sing so well as I imagind, Nor dance, you reele in your coranto
, and pinch Your petticoate too hard, y'have no good eare Toth' musicke, and incline too much one shoulder, As you were dancing on the rope, and falling.