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" The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs... "
Works - Page 248
by Sir William Jones - 1807
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The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources, Volume 9

Robert Montgomery Martin - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1850
...that language in the polished form in which Sir William Jones found it, when he declared it to be " of a wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either."* One only of the Vedas, the Sama Veda, has yet been translated into English. The translator, Dr. Stephenson,...
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The Respective Peculiarities in the Creeds of the Mahometan and the Hindu ...

Ernest Frederick Fiske - Christianity and other religions - 1849 - 147 pages
...by some reference to the language in which those books are written ; which has been pronounced to be "of a wonderful structure ; more perfect than the...than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either1." Sanscrit is still carefully cultivated; and, though it has long been a dead language, the...
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Catalogue of the important collection of manuscripts, from Stowe. Which will ...

Stowe Bucks - 1849
...Pentateuch or the Prophets, and he confesses that the Sancrit language bears to the Greek and Latin a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident : so strong, indeed, that no philologist...
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1851 - 659 pages
...entitled to the appellation " completely formed." Sir William Jones says, " The Sanscrit language is a wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek,...stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could have been produced by any accident ; so strong, indeed, that the philologer...
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Comparative philology. From the Edinb. review, Volume 7

Comparative philology - 1851
...wonderful structure of the Sanskrit. He said, at once, ' that the old sacred language of India was more perfect than ' the Greek, more copious than the...of them a stronger ' affinity, both in the roots of the verbs and in the forms of ' grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident ; ' so...
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Sidath Sangarawa: A Grammar of the Singhalese Language

Vedeha (Thera) - Sinhalese language - 1852 - 247 pages
...to quote from Sir William Jones, (vide his works, vol. I. p. 26,) " whatever be its antiquity, is of wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek,...stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer...
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Allen's Indian Mail, and Register of Intelligence for British and ..., Volume 10

1852
...Colebrooke, Carey, and Wilkins, by their successive labours, disclosed the hidden stores of a language " more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." But though these great pioneers had thus cleared the path, like the ascent to the temple of Virtue...
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Allen's Indian Mail and Register of Intelligence for British ..., Volume 10

China - 1852
...Colebrooke, Carey, and Wilkins, by their successive labours, disclosed the bidden stores of a language " more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." Bat though these great pioneers had thus cleared the path, like the ascent to the temple of Virtue...
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India and Its Inhabitants

Caleb Wright - India - 1852 - 304 pages
...than three thousand years ; it is written in Sanscrit, a dead language of a " wonderful construction —more perfect than the Greek, more copious than...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." It is a portion of the Holy Vedas. In a peculiar tone of voice, he chants the sacred text, stopping...
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The National Magazine, Volume 1

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 1852
...advocate of Sanscrit Literature, whose opinion of that language is given in his assertion that it was "more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more excellently refined than either," Professor Wilson and Dr. Milman have given various specimens of the...
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