Another Antedating of "Nostalgia"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 19 02:32:54 UTC 2005

nostalgia (OED3 1756)

1754 Richard Brookes _An Introduction to Physic and Surgery_ 54
(Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  NOSTALGIA is a Kind of
_Melancholy_ arising from a Desire of returning to the Country in which
the Patient was born.

Fred Shapiro

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