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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... "
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by Sir William Jones - 1807
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Language as a Means of Mental Culture and International ..., Volume 1

Claude Marcel - Language and languages - 1853 - 416 pages
...is peculiarly favourable for philological investigations. "This language," observes Sir W. Jones, " whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure...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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Outlines of Comparative Philology: With a Sketch of the Languages of Europe ...

Maximilian Schele de Vere - Comparative linguistics - 1853 - 434 pages
...understanding, and unveil the real origin, character, and meaning. Already Sir W. Jones thought the Sanscrit more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either. Mr. Brian Hodgson, a competent and impartial judge, called it a speech capable of giving a soul to...
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Outlines of Comparative Philology: With a Sketch of the Languages of Europe ...

Maximilian Schele de Vere - Comparative linguistics - 1853 - 434 pages
...understanding, and unveil the real origin, character, and meaning. Already Sir W. Jones thought the Sanscrit more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either. Mr. Brian Hodgson, a competent and impartial judge, called it a speech capable of giving a soul to...
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Language as a Means of Mental Culture and International ..., Volume 1

Claude Marcel - Language and languages - 1853 - 432 pages
...either ; yet bearing to both of them 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 could examine all three without believing them to have sprung from some common source,...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart, Volume 4

Dugald Stewart - 1854
...before the sera of historical record."2 " Whatever be its antiquity," says Sir William Jones, " it is of a wonderful structure, more perfect than the...than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either,3 yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both from both those tongues, as Arabic religion...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart, Esq., F.R.SS., ...: Elements of the ...

Dugald Stewart - 1854
...before the sera of historical record."2 " Whatever be its antiquity," says Sir William Jones, " it is of a wonderful structure, more perfect than the...than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either,3 yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both from both those tongues, as Arabic religion...
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The land of the Veda: India briefly described in some of its aspects ...

Peter Percival - 1854
...etymology." Sir William Jones's enraptured mind thus embodied its impressions : " It is a language of wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek,...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." Talboys applies to Sanscrit the praise bestowed on Greek by Gibbon. " It is," says he, " a musical...
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Life in India

Caleb Wright - India - 1854 - 304 pages
...three thousand yejirs ; it is written in Sanscrit, a dead language of a " wonderful construction — more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the 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 Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the ...

Dugald Stewart - 1854
...delineated, as long as the are the languages confessedly of ignotJ7 in the roots of verbs, anil in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident ; so strong, indeed, that no philosopher could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source...
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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1855 - 754 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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