Major Malley’s Reel

The ever-present Thomas Hardy:

‘Twas Christmas, and the Phoenix Inn
Was lit with tapers tall,
For thirty of the trooper men
Had vowed to give a ball
As “Theirs” had done (fame handed down)
When lying in the self-same town
Ere Buonaparté’s fall.

Later on, The Dance at the Phoenix lists the “Famed Major Malley’s Reel” as one of the dances, after that “favourite quick-step Speed the Plough“.