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HISTORICAL ENQJJIR IES

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THE AFFINITY AND ORIGIN

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THE EUROPEAN LANGUAGES.

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

"The sons of Japbetb; Gamer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and
"Mejbech, and Tiros. And the sons of Gomer; Ajhkenax, and Riphatb, and Ta-
"garmah. And the sons of 'Javan; Elijbah, and Tarjhijh, 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.

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LONDON,

Printed for the Author:

Ams sold by L. Davis and C. Reymbrs, in Holbourn; J. Whiston, at
Boyle's Head, B. White, at Hora<e's Head, Fleet Street;
aud G. Faulkner, at Dublin, Mdcclxvii.

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To the RIGHT REVEREND

CHARLES LYTTELTON,

Lord Bishop of CARLISLE,

Fellow of the Royal Society, and President of the Society of Antiquaries of L O N D O N.

My Lord, )

«&»£2Y leisure hours, for some time past. J{ J M i}5 have been employed in considering K ***** the striking affinity in the languages or iLurope \ and rinding, every day, new and most engaging entertainment in this pursuit, I was insensibly led on to attempt following them to their source.

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