Excerpt from A Grammar of the English Tongue: With the Arts of Logick, Rhetorick, Poetry, &C.; Illustrated With Useful Notes; Giving the Grounds and Reasons on Grammar in General; The Whole Making a Compleat System of an English Education
But hy this Gentleman's way of Arguin... g, we ought not only to he Ma¿ers of Latin and Greek, hut of Spanilh, Italian, High Dutch, low-dutch, French, the Old Saxon, W'elfh, Runic, Gothic, and l¿andic; ¿nce much the greater numher of l/lfords of common and general Ufe are derived from tho/e Tongues. Nay, hy the fame way of Beafoning we may piove, that the R0 mans and Greeks did not under/land their own Tongues, heca'u/h they were not acguainted with the Wellh, or ancient Celtic, there hoing aheve 620 radical Greek Words deriv'd fro'nz the Celtic, and of the Latin a much greater Numher.
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