Antedating of "Colloquial"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 20 13:24:30 UTC 2005

colloquial (OED 1751)

1723 Henry Rowlands _Mona Antiqua Restaurata_ 235 (Eighteenth Century
Collections Online)  Great Numbers of Youths resorted to be train'd up in
the _Druidish_ Learning, continuing their Colloquial Studies sometimes
Twenty Years together in that Place.

Fred Shapiro

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