415 A DISCOURSE, To prove the Antiquity of the ENGLISH TONGUE. Shewing, from various Instances, that HEBREW, GREEK, and LATIN, were derived from the ENGLISH.

DURING the reign of parties, for about forty years past, it is a melancholy confideration to observe how Philology hath been neglected, which was before the darling employment of the greatest authors, from the restoration, of learning in Europe. Neither do I remember it to have been cultivated, since the revolution, by any one person with great success, except our illustrious modern star, Doctor Richard Bentley, with whom the republic of learning must expire; as mathematics did with Sir Isaac Newton. My ambition hath been gradually attempting, from my early