1Heat water, salt and reserved clam liquor to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven. Gradually add linguine. Boil uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until tender; drain. Return to Dutch oven; toss with 2 tablespoons of the butter.
2Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in 2-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in parsley, basil, thyme, pepper, garlic and clams. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until clams are heated through. Stir in whipping cream and wine; heat through, stirring occasionally.
3Pour sauce over linguine. Add Parmesan cheese; toss until evenly coated.