Antedating of "Tourist"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 19 00:19:26 UTC 2005

tourist (OED 1780)

1775 Thomas Quincey _A short tour in the midland counties of England_ 91
(Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  Every article of the work is made
to assist the others as much as possible, which (says a celebrated
tourist) "is the grand art of oeconomical management."

Fred Shapiro

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