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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... "
Life in India - Page 29
by Caleb Wright - 1854 - 304 pages
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The Works of Sir William Jones: With the Life of the Author, Volume 3

John Shore Baron Teignmouth, Sir William Jones - 1807
...has prevailed in it. ^ The Sanfcrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful ftru&ure ; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquifitely^jrefined than either, yet bearing to both of them a ftronger affinity, both in the roots...
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A Grammar of the Sanskrĭta Language

Charles Wilkins - Sanskrit language - 1808 - 662 pages
...pronounced that — " The Sanskrit language, whatever " be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure ; more perfect than " the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more excellently " refined than either." The profound and critical knowledge of HT Colebrooke, Esq. in this...
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The Ecclesiastical and University Annual Register ...: With an Appendix ...

Universities and colleges - 1809
...following: The Sanscrit, now nearly confined to learned men, and which Sir William Jones has represented as more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either. A version into this language is now in a state of forwardness. The Hindustani, derived from the Hindi....
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 13

English literature - 1809
...compare the structure of both. But, of a language which Sir William Jones has not scrupled to call ' more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more excellently- refined than either,' it would not be easy to give an idea within the limits of a review....
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The Youth's Companion: Or An Historical Dictionary; Consisting of Articles ...

Ezra Sampson - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1813 - 424 pages
...Sanscrit language, (says Sir William Jones) 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, and in the forms of...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1842
...primeval language of India, but introduced by conquerors from other kingdoms." He then describes it as "more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, but bearing to both a stronger affinity than could possibly be produced by accident." This resemblance,...
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The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles ...

Ezra Sampson - Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816 - 412 pages
...Sanscrit language, (says Sir William Jones') 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, and in the forms of...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 6

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...Discourse, in particular it may be observed, he remarks the wonderful structure of the Sanscrit, " 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 and in the form of grammar,...
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The Analectic Magazine ...: Comprising Original Reviews ..., Volume 11

1818
...the Arahick, the Sanscrit, the Bengalee, &c. Of the Sanscrit, Sir Wm. Jones has said,* that " it is more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more excellently refined than either." The analogy which it bears to other languages is thus stated by that...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 1

William Nicholson - Arts - 1819
...notice the Sanscrit language, which, whatever may he its antiqinty, is of a very singular structure ; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more refined than either, yet bearing to both a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs, and in the...
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