antedating: "living gale"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 20 12:42:46 UTC 2013

OED: 1883

1743 David Mallet _Poems on Several Occasions_  (London: A. Millar) 223:
While genial _Nature_ breathes, from hill and dale, / Health, fragrance,
gladness, in the living gale.

1764 James Grainger _The Sugar-Cane_ 63: Say, are they wafted in the living
gale/ From distant islands?

Etc., etc.


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