[Ads-l] Antedating of "Individualism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 21 11:43:12 UTC 2015

individualism (OED 1827)

1815 M. de F----- _Considerations Relative to a Year of the History of France_ in _Eclectic Review_ (1815) Nov. 431 (British Periodicals)  One solitary principle survived in France, -- the principle of self-love, of _individualism_, a universal selfishness, the natural production of times which had destroyed all the bonds of society.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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