Further Antedating of "Civilization"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 23 12:24:10 UTC 2004

civilization (OED 1772)

1760 Jonas Hanway _A candid historical account of the Hospital for the
reception of exposed and deserted young children_ 22  Many _ingenious
artists_ bestowed on it, specimens of their _skill_ and _liberality_; at
once proving, that _arts, humanity,_ and the _civilization of life_, go
hand in hand.

Fred Shapiro

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