It is said that Shakespeare and Hopkins used ‘out of sight is out of mind’.
But when was this phrase first used?
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It says HERE that, even though the expression was already in use as early as the 13th Century, the first printed citation is from 1562:
The earliest printed citation of a link with memory and the sight of something is in John Heywood's Woorkes. A dialogue conteynyng prouerbes and epigrammes, 1562, as reprinted by the Spenser Society, 1867:
"Out of sight out of minde."