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Your search for posts with tags containing Isaac Watts found 6 posts

March 23

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (March 23, 1769). “JUST PRINTED … PSALMS of DAVID.” Religion played an important role in the colonies. This advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Mar 2019

Tessa Whitehouse – The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent 1720-18

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the publication on 17 December 2015 of Tessa Whitehouse’s book The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent 1720-1800 (Oxford University Press). Publisher’s note: ‘Religious...
From: Dissenting Experience on 27 Nov 2015

InvenCaP Blog – Church Books and their Copies

By Mark Burden I am pleased to report that InvenCaP’s initial survey of dissenting records in national and local record offices is now complete. During this early stage of the project it has been important to consider in some detail the relationship...
From: Dissenting Experience on 5 Oct 2015

InvenCaP Blog – What is a Dissenting Church Book?

By Mark Burden On 27 December 1821 the dissenting antiquarian Benjamin Hanbury supplemented his recent transcription of the eighteenth-century register of Isaac Watts’s church with a description of the original manuscript. This source text had been...
From: Dissenting Experience on 7 Sep 2015

Luytens and Curzon Remember "The Glorious Dead"

Our God, our help in ages past,Our hope for years to come,Our shelter from the stormy blast,And our eternal home.Under the shadow of Thy throneThy saints have dwelt secure;Sufficient is Thine arm alone,And our defense is sure.Before the hills in order...

“It is now translated to America”: British Hymns in the Revolutionary Era

Sacred music becomes patriotic when one man removed every reference to Britain in his hymnal after the Revolution.
From: The Junto on 1 Jul 2013

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.