Social Climbers (Philadelphia, 1885) (continued)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 17 13:24:15 UTC 2000

I don't see the term "social climber" anywhere in this passage.  The term
"climber" does not seem really different from the figurative application
of OED sense 1., which is attested in 1833, even arguably in Shakespeare.

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