"Instant Gratification" (1902)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 26 03:12:17 UTC 2002

Here is an earlier example of "instant gratification," from American
Periodical Series:

1883 _Century Illustrated Magazine_ Dec. 288  How infinitely more it means
to the thoroughly depraved -- the instant gratification of every savage and
hungry devil of a passion which their vile natures harbor.

Fred Shapiro

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