"bandy-wicket" 1740 antedates 1749-

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Nov 11 18:36:01 UTC 2008


Pennsylvania Gazette
1740 May 29

This Case has no Manner of Resemblance to those which you have put,
of Boys at Bandy-Wicket, young Fellows at Foot-Ball, Magistrates on
the bench, Quakers with their Hats on, or the Library Company with
their Hats off or on; for all those Persons are said to be OF the
Better Sort, which does not exclude others from the same Rank.

antedates OED 2nd ed. 1749-

[This is in one of a series of letters to the newspaper over several
issues, disputing about Rev. George Whitefield's flack William Seward
having closed down an Assembly and Concert Room in Philadelphia.]

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