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Your search for posts with tags containing fancy found 14 posts

Mrs. Johnston, 18th Century Glass Artist

 Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 28 Aug 2020

Mrs Johnston, 18th Century Fancy Glassblower

Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 8 Nov 2019

Encomium to a Female Glassblower

Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 4 Mar 2019

Encomium for a Female Glassblower

Woman lampworking glass(Attribution Unknown)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling writer and his...
From: Conciatore on 25 Jul 2018

North West Early Modern Seminar in Liverpool

I recently attended the latest meeting of the North West Early Modern Seminar Series, which was held at Liverpool University on 1 November.  It came at the end of a particularly busy few days for me, so I was really quite tired, but happily there...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 18 Nov 2017

Winter Solstice Masquerade Party.

The New England Colonial Living History Group 1680-1760 will be holding it's annual Winter Solstice masquerade Party on Saturday the 18th of June 2016. TIME. Anytime after 4 pm though I doubt any food will be served before 6pm. FOOD. Probably pumpkin...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Mar 2016

How to Choose a Sports Drink, 1899

Charles Terront (Le Petit Journal, Sept. 26, 1891) "The cause of thirst, what best quenches it, what one should not drink, the opinion of the medical profession in regard to the fancy drinks, etc., are all questions which profoundly interest the bicyclist......
From: Ask the Past on 17 Jul 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 49

I on my horse, and Love on me, doth try Our horsemanships, while by strange work I prove A horseman to my horse, a horse to Love; And now man’s wrongs in me, poor beast, descry. The reins wherewith my rider doth me tie, Are humbled thoughts, which...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 16 May 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 45

Stella oft sees the very face of woe Painted in my beclouded stormy face, But cannot skill to pity my disgrace, Not though thereof the cause herself she know; Yet hearing late a fable, which did show Of lovers never known a grievous case, Pity thereof...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 22 Mar 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 38

This night, while sleep begins with heavy wings To hatch mine eyes, and that unbitted thought Doth fall to stray, and my chief powers are brought To leave the scepter of all subject things, The first that straight my fancy’s error brings Unto my...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 13 Dec 2013

In Which I Review the Pope's New Book

I received a free copy of the final volume to be published in the Jesus of Nazareth trilogy by Joseph Ratzinger Pope Benedict XVI. (I entered a facebook "share" drawing.) It is really the first in the series, since it covers The Infancy Narratives,...

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnets 4 and 10 (considered together)

4. Virtue, alas, now let me take some rest; Thou sett’st a bate between my will and wit; If vain Love have my simple soul oppressed, Leave what thou lik’st not, deal not thou with it. Thy scepter use in some old Cato’s breast, Churches or...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 7 Sep 2012

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.