Major Antedating of "Anti-Semitic"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Jan 16 13:19:20 UTC 2012

That surely is a major antedating Fred. The same article slightly earlier than this Dec. 1851: Oct. 18 1851 in Athenaeum and in The Literary Examiner {London].
Stephen Goranson
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anti-Semitic (OED 1881)

1851 Thomas Carlyle _Life of John Sterling_ 6 (Google Books)  It was not as a ghastly phantasm, choked in Thirty-nine article controversies, or miserable Semitic, Anti-semitic street-riots, -- in scepticisms, agonized self-seekings, -- that this man appeared in life.

Fred Shapiro

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