Antedating of "Radicalism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 30 21:38:28 UTC 2005

radicalism (OED 1820)

1819 _Times_ 11 Nov. 3  If Ministers and Magistrates will take the hint,
this meeting furnishes a lesson to prevent them from rousing the
slumbering fire of radicalism to fresh fury, by gagging bills, suspension
acts, and the sword.

Fred Shapiro

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