Good old days

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Good old days is a saying in popular culture. It is used to reference a time in the past that is considered by the speaker to be better than the current era. It is a form of nostalgia. Nostalgia can be used in different ways such as remembering family members deriving from homesickness or nostalgia can involve yearning for long-gone moments.[1]

In 1726, John Henley used this phrase in his book The Primitive Liturgy: for the Use of the Oratory, Part 1. Being a form of Morning and Evening Prayer....[2]

In 1727, Daniel Defoe wrote "In the good old days of Trade, which our Fore-fathers plodded on in ...". This phrase was used in the book The Complete English Tradesman, Volume 1[3]. In this part of his book, Defoe talks about how in 'the good old days' tradesman had is better as opposed to now. " all honest Admirers of the good old Days of their best and wisest Fore-fathers, this first Part of the Primitive Liturgy Is most humbly dedicated"[2]

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  1. ^ "Nostalgic". 
  2. ^ a b Multiple., Contributors, (2010). Primitive liturgy : for the use of the oratory. part 1. being a form of morning and evening. [Place of publication not identified]: Gale Ecco, Print Editions. ISBN 9781170253939. OCLC 945379031. 
  3. ^ Defoe, Daniel (2008). The Complete English Tradesman. Charleston, South Carolina: BiblioLife. pp. 156–157. ISBN 0554343096.