This is a dance for two couples, who start facing each other, holding usual hands.
1-2 1 Double forward to meet
3-4 4 Slip Steps to own left
5-6 1 Double back
7-8 4 Slip Steps to own right, returning your places.
Part 1B ("chorus")
Men rise on their toes and descend
10 Women do the same
11-12 All do the same 3 times. (Facing first Partner, then Corner, Contrary if you wish)
13-16 Turn your contrary by the right hand in 2 Doubles.
the above with the Women starting and do the turn by the left
1-2 1 Double
forward to meet, holding usual hands
3-4 Take contrary's hand and lead out 1 Double
5-6 Turn in and change hands, lead back 1 Double
7-8 Turn to face contrary, take partner's usual hand and fall back 1 Double to your places.
Part 2B ("Chorus")
Men 1 Right Single forward to meet Right shoulders
10 Men 1 Left Single forward diagonally to meet contrary Woman Right shoulders
11-12 Turn contrary by Right hand for 1 Double, at the end of which the Men find themselves facing across the square
13-14 In 1 double Men cross to take partner's Left hand while Women complete their turn so as to be able to take their partner's Left hand.
Begin to turn partner by the left hand.
15-16 Finish turning partner by the Left hand in 1 Double
(Repeat with Women starting, using opposite
feet, described below to avoid confusion)
17 Women 1 Left Single forward to meet Left shoulders
18 Women 1 Right Single forward to meet contrary Man Left shoulders
19-20 Turn contrary by Left hand for 1 Double, at the end of which the Women find themselves facing across the square
21-22 In 1 double Women cross to take partner's Right hand while Men complete their turn so as to be able to take their partner's Right hand.
Begin to turn partner by the Right hand.
23-24 Finish turning partner by the Right hand in 1 Double
both your partner's hands and meet opposite couple with 4 slip steps.
3-4 Take both your contrary's hands and do 4 slip steps out to the side
5-6 Do 4 slip steps back in.
7-8 Take partner's hands and slip to place.
Part 3B ("chorus")*
Turn partner by the Right hand in 2 Doubles
13-14 Begin the hey** around the square, passing your contrary by the left shoulder in 1 Double.
15-16 Continue the hey, passing your partner by the right shoulder in 1 Double.
17-20 Turn 180 degrees, take your partner's left hand and turn them in 2 Doubles.
21-22 Continue the hey around the square, passing your contrary by the left shoulder in 1 Double.
23-24 Pass your partner by the right shoulder, returning to your place in 1 Double.
*Playford says "Turne your own with your right hands, men crosse, and go all the S. Hey to the Co. side and turne your owne Turne your owne with the left hands, We. Crosse, go the single Hey to your places, and turne your owne" :
This interpretation certainly not the only one possible, but I like it because it makes the pace of this last section comparable to that of the rest of the dance. It eliminates the need to scramble around the turns by (a) assuming that the "turne your own" I have marked with italics is either a misprint or a reference to passing during the hey and (b) assuming that "crosse" is the first part of the hey - a square hey as in Hit and Misse.
** Women travel anticlockwise, Men Clockwise.