[Ads-l] boredom, antedated

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Aug 25 05:34:25 EDT 2020


OED (Dickens) and M-W have 1853. A recent New Yorker article on boredom says one of the earliest documented is from Dickens also but 1852. (I thought we did this before, but I don't find it.)

1829
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt/search?q1=boredom;id=iau.31858045093683;view=1up;seq=7;start=1;sz=10;page=search;orient=0

1830
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt/search?q1=boredom;id=uc1.aa0000296202;view=1up;seq=13;start=1;sz=10;page=search;orient=0

1831 B. Disraeli, The Young Duke
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt/search?q1=boredom&id=uiuo.ark%3A%2F13960%2Ft8rb7rk0n&view=1up&seq=9

SGoranson

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