The Circles of Gomer . . . with an English Grammar.

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Creator

Rowland Jones

Title

The Circles of Gomer . . . with an English Grammar.

Publisher

S. Crowder et al.

Date

1771

Coverage

London

Description

An amateur philologist, Jones (1722?–1774) became convinced that Welsh held the key to the primeval speech prevalent before the events at the Tower of Babel. He wrote several books advancing this idea. During his lifetime, Jones’s notions were considered outlandish, just as his prose style was. “He talks,” said a reviewer in 1764, “like a druid rising out of the grave after 1,800 years’ sleep.”