Antedating of "Renaissance"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 25 17:55:27 UTC 2005

Renaissance (OED 1840)

1838  Society for Promoting Practical Design. Account of the inaugural
meeting of the Society for Promoting Practical Design and diffusing a
knowledge and love of the arts among the people. 26 (American Periodical
Series)  Every change of style has brought its advantage; and they have
gone successively through the styles of the Italian, Louis Quatorze, Louis
Quinze, Roman, Egyptian, Grecian, Gothic and Renaissance: each calling out
all the depths of antiquarian research, and all the best emanations of
artistical skill.

Fred Shapiro

Fred R. Shapiro                             Editor
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