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BEING

HISTORICAL ENQUIRIES

INTO

THE AFFINITY AND ORIGIN

O F

THE EUROPEAN LANGUAGES.

By JAMES PARSONS, M. D. Member of the College of Physicians,
and Fellow of the Royal and Antiquary Societies of London.

"The fons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and
"Meshech, and Tiras. And the fons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and To-

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garmah. And the fons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

By these were the ifles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his
tongue, after their families, in their nations." Genesis, x. 2, 3, 4, 5.

LONDON,

Printed for the AUTHOR:

And fold by L. DAVIS and C. REYMERS, in Holbourn; J. WHISTON, at
Boyle's Head, B. WHITE, at Horace's Head, Fleet Street;

and G. FAULKNER, at Dublin. MDCCLXVII.

To the RIGHT REVEREND

CHARLES LYTTELTON,

LORD BISHOP of CARLISLE,

FELLOW of the ROYAL SOCIETY, and PRESIDENT of the
SOCIETY of ANTIQUARIES of LONDON.

MY LORD,

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**Y leisure hours, for fome time paft,
have been employed in confidering
the ftriking affinity in the languages
of Europe; and finding, every day,

new and most engaging entertainment in this
pursuit, I was infenfibly led on to attempt fol-
lowing them to their fource.

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