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Old 16 April 2014, 05:39 PM
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Read This! Sorry, That's Not an Emoticon in a 1648 Poem :(

"I discovered what looks to be the first emoticon!" So read an excited blog post from Levi Stahl, an editor and publicity manager at the University of Chicago Press, who had been reading the 17th-century poet Robert Herrick. Stahl came across this line in a 1648 poem entitled "To Fortune":

Tumble me down, and I will sit
Upon my ruins, (smiling yet

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_v...t_contain.html
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