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Emoji – older than you think

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It might just be random 17th Century punctuation, but this poem from 1648 certainly seems to be using a smiley face emoji.
(OK, it’s probably not intentional, but it’s lovely intersection of the emoji and the word.)

1 comment

  1. Paul Kincaid-Smith says

    Nice find, Steve. 🙂 Robert Herrick wrote some delightful stuff. Samples here: http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/robert_herrick/poems

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