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Will you TCP my Valentine?

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we bring you a smattering of poetry, puzzles, and song for sweethearts! One of my favorites is a poem printed on a wreath of heart-shaped knots, from Recreation for ingenious head-peeces, or, A pleasant grove for their wits to walk in of epigrams 700, epitaphs 200, fancies a number, fantasticks abundance : […]

Shadow and Light: Celebrating Groundhog Day, er, Candlemas

February 2 marks the liturgical celebration of the Presentation of Christ at the Temple. This event (which occurs in the Bible in Luke 2) is related by Jeremy Taylor in Antiquitates christianæ, or, The history of the life and death of the holy Jesus as also the lives acts and martyrdoms of his Apostles : […]

At Last: Our Publicly Accessible Portal to Search, Browse, and Read ECCO-TCP

In April 2011, we announced that restrictions had been lifted from around 2,200 TCP texts from Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). Within hours, we heard from many folks who were frustrated that our announcement didn’t seem to have any teeth: Although we could (and did!) distribute the raw encoded text files to anyone who asked, […]