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To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. SIR, ERMIT me to offer to the notice of II, your readers a few examples of etymology, derived from the Welsh lan#. prefaced by the enumeration of 'ome of the leading proofs, which ought to induce a recurrence to that tongue, for the explanation of the names of places in different parts of Europe. The #. preliminary observation is, that it can be fully proved, though it is generally admitted, that the original inhabitants of most of this part of the world were a people who have improperly Passed under the denomination of Celts, and from whom the Hosh are immediate descendants. Secondly, that the most ancient appellations are those of countries, seas, rivers, and mountains. Thirdly, that a great proportion of the names of places have no meaning at all in, or are not words of the modern languages of the several countries where they are situated. - Fourthly, in consequence of the foregoing premises, it is to be inferred, that those names are words which never had any signification ; or they are the remains of the language of a prior race of people. Fifthly, there are abundant proofs to shew that the hor's language is, at the present day, exactly what it was in the twelfth century, even to the peculiarity of diale&ts in the different parts of Wales. Sixthly, the inference from the last proof is, that if no change took place in the course of six centuries, and during the greatest part of that period the Welsh people were in close conne&ion with the English, a less change, if possible, must have happened in an equal length of time prior to the twelfth century, when they were without any intercourse with trangers. - Seventhly,

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