Antedating of "Conservatism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 30 21:35:58 UTC 2005

conservatism (OED 1835)

1832 _Times_ 17 Oct. 3  The reformers, disgusted by Cobbett's coarseness
and want of principle on the one hand, and Loyd's modified conservatism on
the other, saw in Thomson just the sort of man they desired to have.

Fred Shapiro

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