Antedating of "Social Science"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 23 12:27:38 UTC 2004

social science (OED 1785)

1746 William Collins _Odes on several descriptive and allegoric subjects_
(1747) 43  Alluring him from a safer Rule, To dream in her enchanted
School; Thou Heav'n, whate'er of Great we boast, Hast blest this social
Science most.

Fred Shapiro

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