[Ads-l] Slight antedating of "Grim Reaper"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 29 11:28:03 EDT 2020


This almost identical to the OED's initial cite, but about a month earlier:

1847 _Evening Courier_ (Milwaukee) (March 8) 2: IRISH RELIEF MEETING ...
Famine, the grim Reaper, is gathering a horrid human harvest, amid the
blight and devastation of nature.

JL

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