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'An Essay on Woman' - Mary Leapor

‘...with ten thousand follies to her chargeUnhappy woman’s but a slave at large.’Mary Leapor (1722-1746)‘An Essay on Woman’ (written before 1746)Although her life was cut tragically short by an attack of measles at the age...

Parson’s Green, Fulham: seclusion, secrets and novels

Parson’s Green in Fulham still has two green, open spaces in the heart of its residential area. Back in the eighteenth-century, Fulham was a pleasant rural village outside the bustle of London complete with farms and market gardens that supplied...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Apr 2018

Voltaire and the Jacobites

An Incident in the Rebellion of 1745 (The Battle of Culloden), by David Morier, 1746, image Wikimedia Commons. Voltaire had long-running and complicated relationships with the Jacobites, the supporters of the exiled Stuarts, the Catholic dynasty which...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 20 Mar 2017

Isaac Reed and Shakespeare

As a long-time resident of Stratford-upon-Avon I was of course delighted to hear of the recent...
From: The Hurd Library on 21 Apr 2016

Where did Shakespeare’s money come from (Part 2)?

Where did Shakespeare’s money come from (Part 2)? By Dr David Fallow In an earlier post, Dr Robert Bearman put over the traditionally received view of where Shakespeare’s money came from, and how he made it. Here, Dr David Fallow, an economic...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Apr 2016

'A Night-Piece on Death' - Thomas Parnell

‘How deep yon azure dyes the sky, Where orbs of gold unnumbered lie, While through their ranks in silver pride The nether crescent seems to glide. The slumb’ring breeze forgets to breathe, The lake is smooth and clear beneath, Where...

'To a Young Lady, With Some Lampreys' - John Gay

‘Should I tonight eat Sago cream,‘’Twould make me blush to tell my dream;‘If I eat Lobster, ‘tis so warming,‘That ev’ry man I see looks charming;‘Wherefore had not the filthy fellow‘Laid Rochester...

‘At Shotwig I chose to be married my dear(A small country church, and to Saughall quite near);...

‘At Shotwig I chose to be married my dear(A small country church, and to Saughall quite near); For myself I had flattered in that rural scene No other spectators around me would reign, Excepting fair Flora, and the feathered train. But trust me,...

Epistle to Robert, Earl of Oxford

'And sure, if aught below the seats divineCan touch immortals, 'tis a soul like thine:A soul supreme, in each hard instance tried,Above all pain, all passion, and all pride,The rage of power, the blast of public breath,The lust of lucre, and the dread...

A new deceptio visûs

A medley of images with a portrait of John Gay; half length, to the right, wearing a cap and plain jacket; in oval; in a medley of prints, set on background of a letter; the prints titled ‘The Spell’, ‘The Judgement’, and ‘Bumkinet’s...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Feb 2015

Chaucer's favourite flower

The flower of all flowers, in Chaucer’s opinion, was the humble daisy. In his prologue to The...
From: The Hurd Library on 14 May 2014

Intellectum da mihi, et vivam

In 1714 Jonathan Swift gave Alexander Pope a magnificent present: Pope and Swift were both in London that year and were members of the Scriblerus Club, founded in 1712, along with John Arbuthnot, John Gay and Thomas Parnell. Its object was to satirise...
From: The Hurd Library on 3 Oct 2013

The realms of gold

On an October evening in 1816 Charles Cowden Clarke introduced his friend John Keats to George Chapman’s translation of Homer. Keats was so impressed that he wrote a sonnet when he got home  and sent it to Clarke at 10 the next morning. It was...
From: The Hurd Library on 24 Sep 2013

Who Was William Warburton?

A number of books in the Hurd Library’s collection reached it through a man called William Warburton — a friend of Richard Hurd and promoter of his career. When Warburton died, his will gave instructions that his widow should keep what she...
From: The Hurd Library on 17 Sep 2013

Humans and Books

Part of the reason the Hurd Library is such an interesting place is that it has a lot to tell us about people’s relationships with books. The room was built especially to house Bishop Hurd’s collection, and you can tell from the design that...
From: The Hurd Library on 10 Sep 2013

Two perfect provenances

In 1747, three years after the death of Alexander Pope in 1744, Bishop Hurd’s friend, the poet William Mason, wrote a poem about it: The vignette on the titlepage shows Pope being  welcomed to whichever part of heaven was reserved for great poets...
From: The Hurd Library on 20 Aug 2013

Pangloss, Guru of Positive Thinking: Candide at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Mark Ravenhill is now in his second year as Writer in Residence at the RSC. His latest play, Candide, ‘inspired by Voltaire’, is currently in rehearsal and opens at the Swan Theatre in Stratford on 29 August, where it will run until 26 October. The...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 6 Aug 2013

To move, astonish and delight mankind: Shakespeare at Stowe

The British Worthies With the extravagance of the Chelsea Flower Show behind us, and gardens and open spaces looking at their best, summer has finally started. Shakespeare has always been associated with nature, writing about flowers, plants and the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 May 2013

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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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