Antedating of "Romanticism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 25 15:05:14 UTC 2005

romanticism (OED 1823)

1821 Lady Morgan _Italy_ II. 140 (Making of the Modern Economy)  The
vehemence with which the question of Romanticism has been debated, will
have a favourable influence upon the Italians, by rousing their literati,
and turning them from the frivolous and almost childish subjects, which
too frequently have employed their pen.

Fred Shapiro

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