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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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The Rivers of Paradise and Children of Shem: With a Copious Appendix, and a ...

William Stirling (Major.) - Bible - 1855 - 88 pages
...and Germanic race of languages. — Schlegel's Philosophy of History. The Sanscrit Language is a most 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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India, Ancient and Modern, Geographical, Historical, Political, Social, and ...

David Oliver Allen - India - 1856 - 618 pages
...people. The Sanscrit is a highly polished language. Sir William Jones says : — " It is a language of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." Halhed says : — "As a language it is very copious and nervous, and far exceeds the Greek and Arabic...
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INDIA ANCIENT AND MODERN

DAVID O.. ALLEN, D. D. - 1856
...people. The Sanscrit is a highly polished language. Sir William Jones says : — " It is a language of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." Halhed says : — "As a language it is very copious and nervous, and far exceeds the Greek and Arabic...
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English Language in Its Elements and Forms: with a History of Its Origin and ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1858 - 381 pages
...Hindostanee, the Bengalee, the Pali-Mahratta, &c. Sir William Jones says, " The Sanscrit language is a wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek,...of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of the verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could have been produced by any accident ; so strong, indeed,...
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, System of universal knowledge, Volume 38

Encyclopaedia - 1858
...contemplated by Sir William Jones as probable. He said, " that the old sacred language of India was more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the...more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to each of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of the verbs, and in the forms of the Grammar,...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 51

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - Periodicals - 1858
...directly from the venerable language of the Vedas and Shasters, a language ' more perfect in construction than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either ' ? This fact alone determines the origin of the Gipsies ; for, as Dr. Johnson remarks: 'The similitude...
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The Theological Works

Thomas Paine - Rationalism - 1859 - 479 pages
...researches,) " The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of wonderful structure ; it is more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." These hints, whfch are intended to be continued, will serve to show that a society for inquiring into...
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Lectures on the Science of Language, Delivered at the Royal Institution of ...

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1861
...after the first glance at Sanskrit, declared that whatever its antiquity, it was a language of most wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a strong affinity. " No philologer," he writes, " could examine the Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin, without...
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The Bible of Every Land: A History of the Sacred Scriptures in Every ...

Bible - 1860 - 507 pages
...with the two learned languages of Europe, attested its superiority over both, for it is, as he said, " more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." It is, in short, the most perfect and most beautiful language in existence. Its nouns, like the Greek,...
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Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal ..., Volume 1

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1862
...after the first glance at Sanskrit, declared that whatever its antiquity, it was a language of most wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a strong affinity. " No philologer," he writes, " could examine the Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin, without...
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