Further Antedating of "Publicity"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 20 14:57:23 UTC 2005

publicity (OED 1791)

1742 John Tillotson _Sermons on Several Subjects and Occasions_ IV. 722
(Eighteeenth Century Collections Online)  Thirdly, he says, "this cabala
was a doctrine delivered to few, and that with strict charge to keep it
from publicity, and so communicate it again successively to a select
committee of a few.

Fred Shapiro

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