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Search Results for "hyperbole"

Your search for posts with tags containing hyperbole found 10 posts

July 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (July 9, 1768).“Doubts not to give full Satisfaction to all Gentlemen who please to employ him.” In the process of announcing that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jul 2018

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (July 1, 1768).“The Medicines are the best in their Kind.” Like many other eighteenth-century printers, publishers, and booksellers, Timothy Green...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jul 2018

June 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 24, 1768).“Shoes, as neat and Strong as ever was made or brought from the famous Shoe Town of Lynn.” When Samuel Foster, a cobbler, set up...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jun 2018

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (January 7, 1768).“He is determined to sell as cheap as can be bought in any Part of America.” Frederick William Geyer, a frequent advertiser...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jan 2018

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 1

O tears, no tears, but rain from beauty’s skies, Making those lilies and those roses grow, Which aye most fair, now more than most fair show, While graceful pity beauty beautifies: O honeyed sighs, which from that breast do rise, Whose pants do...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 13 May 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 84

Highway, since you my chief Parnassus be, And that my muse, to some ears not unsweet, Tempers her words to trampling horse’s feet More oft than to a chamber melody; Now, blessed you, bear onward blessed me To her, where I my heart safeliest shall...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 17 Sep 2015

How to Avoid Melons, 1565

Jacques le Moyne de Morgues, Study of a Melon (c. 1575) "When you consider the small size of the root, and the great size of the stalk, and how close to the ground it is, and that it lies perpetually on the earth, and that it is influenced...
From: Ask the Past on 28 Apr 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 51

Pardon mine ears, both I and they do pray, So may your tongue still fluently proceed, To them that do such entertainment need, So may you still have somewhat new to say. On silly me do not the burden lay, Of all the grave conceits your brain doth breed; But...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 13 Jun 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 7

When Nature made her chief work, Stella’s eyes, In color black why wrapped she beams so bright? Would she in beamy black, like painter wise, Frame daintiest luster mixed of shades and light? Or did she else that sober hue devise In object best to...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 19 Oct 2012

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 6

Some lovers speak, when they their Muses entertain, Of hopes begot by fear, of wot not what desires, Of force of heavenly beams, infusing hellish pain, Of living deaths, dear wounds, fair storms and freezing fires. Someone his song in Jove, and Jove’s...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 5 Oct 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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:{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.