Antedating of "Conservatism"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Dec 2 14:23:13 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 06:22:00AM -0500, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> conservatism (OED 1835)
> 1833 _The Satirist_ 17 Feb. (19th Century UK Periodicals)  SUMMARY OF CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES. ... To get all we can, and keep all we get, at the expense of the rest of the community. ... As a principke, it may be termed the life and soul of conservatism.

1832 _Manchester Times & Gaz._ 8 Sept., That leaven of
resistance to beneficial change which at different periods has
been denominated jacobitism, toryism, and conservatism.

Jesse Sheidlower

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