Antedating of "Patriotism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 25 18:48:12 UTC 2005

patriotism (OED3 1726)

1716 _The Political State of Great Britain_ 468 (Making of the Modern
Economy)  Why has the Spirit of _Patriotism_ been so much wanting in
Gentlemen, as not to represent to the King, or in this House, the Crimes
of those he employs in his Service?

Fred Shapiro

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