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Your search for posts with tags containing Spirits found 15 posts

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Antique Apothecary jars,cobalt blue glass.As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye with...
From: Conciatore on 8 Jul 2020

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Antique Apothecary jars,cobalt blue glass.As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye with...
From: Conciatore on 11 Sep 2019

Great Caesar’s Ghost

By Dr. John Langdon We have just reached that point where latest night bleeds into earliest morning.  A man paces restlessly in a tent in the middle of a military encampment, all his companions long since asleep.  The crucial battle looms ahead...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Jan 2019

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Antique Apothecary jars,cobalt blue glass.As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye with...
From: Conciatore on 2 Jan 2019

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Antique Apothecary jars,cobalt blue glass.As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye with...
From: Conciatore on 4 Apr 2018

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Antique Apothecary jars, cobalt blue glass. As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye...
From: Conciatore on 21 Apr 2017

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What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Cyder Brandy TO BE SOLD at Mrs. LeFebure’s Shop.” Massachusetts Gazette (March 26, 1767).Yesterday Ceara Morse examined an advertisement for a dozen types of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2017

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GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 25, 1767).“HENRY SNOW, Distiller from London, MAKES and SELLS … FINE Georgia Geneva.” Henry Snow distilled many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2017

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Antique Apothecary jars,cobalt blue glass. As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye with...
From: Conciatore on 27 Apr 2016

Flasks, Pocket & Saddle. Finding the right type of water bottle for your persona & period seems...

Flasks, Pocket & Saddle. Finding the right type of water bottle for your persona & period seems to be an ongoing quest, or at least it is for me. I have tinned iron military water bottles but they don’t hold much water & I prefer something...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Apr 2015

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Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, located 80 km (50 mi) southwest of Paris, (constructed between 1194 and 1250). As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's...
From: Conciatore on 15 Apr 2015

Reblog: Arden’s Afterlives, parts 1 & 2

Two more posts from me now up at the Brave Spirits blog. This time I look at afterlives of the Ardens’ story. First it happened, then it appeared in legal record, then in a mostly reputable history book, and then onstage in the version...
From: fourth degree burn on 13 Apr 2015

Reblog: Introducing… Arden of Faversham

The Complaint and Lamentation of Mistress Arden of Faversham (1633; STC 732) On one hand, we have its didactic appeal in chastising unfaithful wives, cautioning unwary husbands, and promising swift justice against wrongdoers; on the other, we have a cast...
From: fourth degree burn on 19 Mar 2015

Weekly Witch – Jadwiga’s interrogation questions, Poznań, 1681

Sometimes in trials we find the list of questions asked by the judges. In 1681, before the municipal court in Poznań, a certain Jadwiga was asked the following questions during her interrogation  by the prosecutor about the crimes of sacrilege and...
From: Witchcraft in Poland on 9 Sep 2014

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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:

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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.