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Your search for posts with tags containing william warburton found 11 posts

Spotting a fake

Computers are pretty clever these days at identifying instances of literary plagiarism or forgery....
From: The Hurd Library on 10 Dec 2016

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

Bishop Hurd's domestic problems

When Richard Hurd was promoted from his living at Thurcaston to be Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry in December 1774 he realised some servants would be required. He had some at Thurcaston of course, including a maid who was a good cook and once sent his...
From: The Hurd Library on 5 Jan 2014

The Mystery of the Missing Marginalia

In 1745, Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, and author of Gulliver’s Travels, died. In 1751, the first biography of Swift was published: Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift by John Boyle, the Earl of...
From: The Hurd Library on 28 Nov 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

Bishop Hurd and Laurence Sterne

I went to Shandy Hall  last week, the beautiful house in Coxwold where Laurence Sterne wrote Vols. 3-9 of Tristram Shandy. Richard Hurd was Rector of Thurcaston when the book began publication in 1760. He  always kept up with new books but did not...
From: The Hurd Library on 3 Sep 2013

Bishop Hurd's London pad

Like most bishops in the eighteenth century Bishop Hurd had a London residence. His friend William Warburton lived in style in Grosvenor Square but Hurd was somewhat more modest, though he made up for this by occupying a variety of houses over 20 years...
From: The Hurd Library on 26 Aug 2013

St Swithin smiles on Emmanuel College

Cambridge looked gorgeous today. After a meeting in the University Library I popped in to Bishop’s Hurd’s college, Emmanuel, as I always try to do when in Cambridge.  Here is Wren’s chapel, looking very much as it must have done when...
From: The Hurd Library on 15 Jul 2013

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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.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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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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.