The Circles of Gomer . . . with an English Grammar.
S. Crowder et al.
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.”