Antedating of "Classicism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 12 13:53:12 UTC 2010

classicism (OED3 1829)

1827 _Monthly Review_ IV. 457 (British Periodicals)  They [the Italians] will sooner or later give up the unities of time and place, but they will preserve the unity of subject.  Romanticism, with them, will be always tempered by classicism; we mean, in regular composition.

Fred Shapiro

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