Antedating of "Far East"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 27 20:24:05 UTC 2006

far East (OED 1852)

1836 _Foreign Quarterly Review_ Jan. 337 (Periodicals Archive Online)
They were shrewd enough to see that neither German, Latin, nor Greek
literature presented any field to them for brilliant achievements; a
crusade to the far East only remained, and here August Wilhelm's talent
has manifested itself in a most honourable way.

Fred Shapiro

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