Antedating of "Nostalgia"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 19 02:29:59 UTC 2005

nostalgia (OED 1756)

1729 Jonathan Harle _An historical essay on the state of physick in the
Old and New Testament_ 70 (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  _Desire
of being at home._ ... _Alberti's Introd. Med._ p. 415. where it is
described, and called _Nostalgia_.

Fred Shapiro

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