> Some Cornish dancers told me that in their part of the country The Triumph > is a wedding dance, and there are lots of variations or triumphs throughout > the British Isles. The first couple represent the bride and groom, the > second the brides parents, the third the grooms parents and the fourth the > best man and maid.
There is a description of this dance in Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
(Chapter Seven - The Tranter's Party) published in 1872 - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2662/2662.txt for those people who don't have a copy
to hand. (Bill Ireland pointed this out to us at St Andrews about 10 years ago)