The Early Modern Commons

Search Results for "Library"

Showing 1 - 20 of 1794

Your search for posts with tags containing Library found 1794 posts

Out of court

“Lady Conyngham chases Eldon from the royal precincts; she threatens him with the sceptre and a clenched fist, saying, Je le veut [sic]. She is décolletée, much bejewelled, and displays an elephantine leg and tiny foot. Close behind her stands Knighton,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Jun 2022

The sportsman’s evening brush

Title: The sportsman’s evening brush : consisting of the best and most approved songs, of the chace ; … calculated to give sporting a zest … : To which is added, The sportsman’s toast assistant, or President’s sentimental guide. (Entirely new)....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jun 2022

Reynard caught at last

In an outdoor setting, Lord North and Edmund Burke look down at Charles Fox who stands knee-deep in a hole in the ground. All are in mourning clothes. Fox expresses fear of remaining in “this terrible Pitt” forever. An angry North, stamping his foot,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jun 2022

Thomas Sutton commonplace book

A commonplace book kept by Thomas Sutton starting on 5 November 1819 in which he records anecdotes, quotations, epigrams, drinking toasts, many directly related to his home Nottingham and indicate the pride he feels in its history and people. He begins...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2022

To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor

A settlement certificate signed, and with seals, by the church wardens, overseers of the poor, and witnesses, for a husband, wife, and their two children in the Parish pf Tamworth in the county of Warwick. Title: To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Jun 2022

Collection of ephemera from an album

A collection of original art removed from an album: silhouettes, pressed flowers, a valentine, and drawing. The silhouettes include one of a woman in an academic gown and cap mounted on Art-Union of London ticket for entrance to an event at Theatre Royal,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Jun 2022

The Pantheon macaroni

“A group of three half length figures. Two ladies of meretricious appearance seated at a tea-table, a man with a large Macaroni club of hair is handing one of them a cup of tea. One holds a fan and looks coyly towards the man, the other leans over her...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Jun 2022

Brother townsmen

A satirical political diatribe pouring scorn and derision on local councilmen of Aylesbury, citing their lack of morality and their general incompetence. Title: Brother townsmen. Publication: [Aylesbury?] : Printed by Legal Flood, at his Repository,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jun 2022

Frances Lady Bridges

“Portrait, three-quarter length standing directed to left, head in profile, leaning chin on right hand, the elbow resting on a pedestal in front of her, draped with her cloak, left arm at her side, hair up, wearing a loose gown with billowing sleeves...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jun 2022

The fair stationer in Hyde Park 178

“View of a row of tents and temporary shelters, one with the sign “Lloyds Coffee House”, a group of four ladies outside, in foreground to right four children play, trees in background on left, a building in distance on right.”–British Museum...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jun 2022

By order of the House of Lords, no lady, can claim admission…

An admission ticket for the fifteenth day of the trial of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; the impeachment trial took place in Westminster Hall in April-June 1806. Title: By order of the House of Lords, no lady, can claim admission into the seats...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Jun 2022

The Norfolk method of improving the breed

“Thomas Coke of Norfolk leads his bride through a pastoral landscape; he prances gaily along hat in hand, turning to look at her, and singing, Oh the Days when I was Young; in his left hand is a book: Coke upon Littleton [see British Museum Satires...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Jun 2022

Standing regulations of the Light-Horse Volunteers of London

Author: Great Britain. Army. Light Horse Volunteers of London and Westminister. Title: Standing regulations of the Light-Horse Volunteers of London and Westminster : carefully extracted from the minutes of the general meetings, and resolutions of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jun 2022

The slough of despond

“Wardle, in back view in civilian dress, walks off with Mrs. Clarke seated on his right shoulder; a paper, ‘C. Wardle’, projects from his pocket. She looks back to point derisively down at the Duke of York who is falling into a watery swamp. She...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Jun 2022

The constable’s guide to his duty

Title: The constable’s guide to his duty : containing instructions to constables, petty constables, headboroughs, tithingmen, &c. in the several particulars of their office. Publication: Oswestry : Printed and sold by J. Salter, MDCCXC [1790] ...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Jun 2022

An invocation to Edward Quin, Esq

Author: Jones, John Gale, 1769-1838, author. Title: An invocation to Edward Quin, Esq. : as delivered at a society called the Eccentrics : on Saturday, the 26th of Nov. 1803, at the request of the members : with corrections and additions, including notes...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Jun 2022

Contrasted opinions respecting the new emperor

“Two tiers of single English figures expressing appropriate opinions about the coronation of Napoleon.”–British Museum online catalogue. Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker. Title: Contrasted opinions respecting the new...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 May 2022

A tribute to those who served and sacrificed on this Memorial Day

Since its founding, Hanoverians have served in the U.S. military through every major conflict around the globe. Students who walked these grounds have fought in the Civil War, World War I and World War II. Hanoverians have also seen action in Korea, Vietnam...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 30 May 2022

Tattered Flags

The Civil War began with the lowering of a tattered 33-star flag from Fort Sumter in 1861 after which tattered flags defined, symbolized and memorialized the bravery, sacrifices and experiences of its participants on both sides for at least a half century—and...
From: streets of salem on 28 May 2022

The new banking company’s scales of equity

“A hand projects from the upper margin, holding the ornate beam of a pair of scales against the irradiated inscription Mene mene–Tekel, &c. [cf. British Museum Satires No. 10072, &c.]. One scale (left) is filled by a large melon from which...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 May 2022

Page 1 of 90123456Last »

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

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.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.