If "Speaking in Tongues" is still a gift of the Holy Spirit today, why ...?

Why is there absolutely no record in church history from the First Century until the 19th Century of anyone speaking in tongues? No early church fathers or other Christian writers record anything about speaking in tongues for over 1700 years. Certainly if this was a common practice, something would have been... show more Why is there absolutely no record in church history from the First Century until the 19th Century of anyone speaking in tongues?

No early church fathers or other Christian writers record anything about speaking in tongues for over 1700 years. Certainly if this was a common practice, something would have been written about it.

Is it reasonable to think that the Holy Spirit ceased to give this gift for 1700 years and then in the 1800's, during the Pentecostal Movement, He suddenly began to give this gift ubiquitously again?
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