Antedating of "Footnote"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 26 22:44:34 UTC 2004

footnote (OED 1841)

1711 William Drummond _The Works of William Drummond_ xxxiv (Eighteenth
Century Collections Online)  _John_'s Right is not asserted as if it had
been dubious, but _ex abundanti, &c_, As you may see in the Foot-Note

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