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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 Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind ...

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...assertion. — See his Geography, \ ol. I. p. 718. t Edinburgh Review, Vol. XIII. p. 369. VOL. III. 12 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 grammar,...
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The Mythology of the Hindus: With Notices of the Various Mountain and Island ...

Charles Coleman - Ethnology - 1832 - 401 pages
...merely, but our souls and) our intellects." Their ancient language, the Sanscrit, is described as being more perfect than the Greek, — more copious than...Latin, — and more exquisitely refined than either. It has been urged against them, by some most respectable authors, that their deities are nothing but monstrous...
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An Historical Sketch of Sanscrit Literature: With Copious Bibliographical ...

Friedrich von Adelung - Sanskrit language - 1832 - 234 pages
...SANSCRIT LITERATURE. THE SANSCRIT 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. SIR WILLIAM JONES. HISTORICAL SKETCH OF SANSCRIT LITERATURE, WITH...
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Oriental Memoirs: A Narrative of Seventeen Years Residence in India, Volume 2

James Forbes - India - 1834
...Hindoo literature, art, and science; which, Sir William Jones says, is u a most 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 grammar,...
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Illustrations to Oriental Memoirs, Volume 2

James Forbes - India - 1834
...William Jones says, is " a most wonderful structure ; more perfect than the BANKS OF THE NERBUDDA. 99 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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A Manual of Comparative Philology: In which the Affinity of the Indo ...

William Balfour Winning - History, Ancient - 1838 - 291 pages
...added to Mr. Halhed's observations. He says,—" The Sanskrit language 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 3 Uber...
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India, and India Missions: Including Sketches of the Gigantic System of ...

Alexander Duff - Hinduism - 1839 - 684 pages
...similar strain, Sir W. Jones still more emphatically remarks, " It is a language of wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek ; more copious than the...Latin ; and more exquisitely refined than either." The voice which thus issued from the oracles, on the banks of the Ganges, has been re-echoed from the...
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The History of India, Volume 1

Mountstuart Elphinstone - India - 1841
...other ancient and modern nations entitles his opinion to respect, to be " of a wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either."* The language so highly commended seems always to have received the attention it deserved. Panini, the...
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Abriss einer vergleichenden Darstellung der indisch- persisch- und ...

Johann Christoph Kröger - 1842
...оЬд!иф otS 23о(Е5Гргафе (forben, in ben ^eiligen S^riften bief« Soif et unb bercn ftrueture; 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 verb«, and in the forms of grammar,...
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Études de philologie et de critique

Sergej Semenovič Uvarov - Classical philology - 1843 - 372 pages
...inégalité des conditions. (3) The sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquhy, 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 affinhy, both in the roots of verbs, and in the forms of grammar,...
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