Antedating of "Radicalism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 25 20:00:19 UTC 2005

radicalism (OED 1820)

1819 Jeremy Bentham _Bentham's Radical Reform Bill_ 4 (Making of the
Modern Economy)  But Magistrates, such as are not already like the
Manchester Magistrates, may all of them, but for Radicalism, be so at any
time; for they are, all of them, placed by the Monarch -- all of them
removable at his pleasure.

Fred Shapiro

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