Antedating of "Classical"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 14 15:05:28 UTC 2013

classical (OED3 1597)

1546 _Thre Godly and Notable Sermons, of the Moost Honorable and Blessed Sacrament of the Aulter_ (Early English Books Online)  The whych myracles, are not fayned of late yeares, but were wrytten, many hundred yeares agone, & that by classicall and auncient wryters.

Fred Shapiro

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