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In Honor of Those Individuals Finishing the Semester: Lectures from 1797

In Honor of Those Individuals Finishing the Semester: Lectures from 1797

Spring semesters around the world are drawing to a close, and the endings of academic quarters will soon follow.  Soon we will once again have time for frolicking — and for TypeWrighting!.                   To honor all students in their current fervor–and to keep their TypeWright skills from eroding […]

Spring is Come!  And with it a "Triumph of Wit" from 1712

Spring is Come! And with it a “Triumph of Wit” from 1712

I will not speak of the weather, in hopes that we may induce Spring to stay with us for a long visit.  In Honor of her latest triumph over the Polar Vortex, I present our new TypeWright Featured Text: “The Triumph of Wit,” a 1712 collection of poems by John Shirley on various miscellaneous topics. […]

New Featured TypeWright Text: 1703 Printing of a Dryden Play

New Featured TypeWright Text: 1703 Printing of a Dryden Play

The Indian Emperour, or the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, being the sequel of The Indian Queen. John Dryden 1703 printing of a play. This is the oldest TypeWright enabled version included in 18thConnect, of a play first produced in 1665, and first printed in 1667.  The play went through various printings, and we […]

New Featured TypeWright Text: September 2013:  The Plenipotentiary 1787

New Featured TypeWright Text: September 2013: The Plenipotentiary 1787

Greetings and Salutations! Please let me introduce myself, Anne Arundel Locker-Thaddeus, as the new graduate research assistant for ARC, the Advanced Research Consortium.  A Texan by birth, I am a folklore scholar working on my Ph.D. in Anthropology at Texas A&M University.  My areas are contemporary folklore of Mexican Americans and folkloric processes.  However, my […]

The Frontispiece to A trip to Paris, in July and August, 1792. By Mr. Twiss.

Featured Text: A Summer in Paris, 1792

  This month’s TypeWright Featured Text is A trip to Paris, in July and August, 1792. By Mr. Twiss (1793). In late summer 1792, Paris became a city of revolution and violence, and the world was fascinated and horrified by the events leading up to and including the September Massacres. Mr. Twiss, the author of the featured text, […]

Tunbridge-Miscellany

Featured Text: Summer Poetry

  This month’s TypeWright Featured Text is The Tunbridge-Miscellany: Consisting of Poems, &c. Written at Tunbridge-Wells this Summer. By Several Hands (1712). The title page of this text describes the collection of poetry with a quote from Ovid’s Heroides and Amores: “Carminibus meritas celebrare/ Puellas Dos mea.” Taken from one of Ovid’s love poems, the quote […]