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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 British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources, Volume 9

Robert Montgomery Martin - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1850
...polished form in which Sir William Jones found it, when he declared it to be " of a wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the...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
...language in which those books are written ; which has been pronounced to be "of a wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek, more copious 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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Comparative philology. From the Edinb. review

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 Latin, and more exquisitely 'refined than either — yet bearing to both of them a stronger ' affinity, both in the roots of the verbs and in the forms...
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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
...appellation " completely formed." Sir William Jones says, " The Sanscrit language is 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 grammar,...
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Sidath Sangarawa: A Grammar of the Singhalese Language

Vedeha (Thera) - Sinhalese language - 1852 - 247 pages
...William Jones, (vide his works, vol. I. p. 26,) " whatever be its antiquity, is of 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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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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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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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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The Three Presidencies of India: A History of the Rise and Progress of the ...

John Capper - India - 1853 - 492 pages
...fitted to form an opinion,2 the most finished of all the dead languages, " of a wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." In this language is to be found an infinity of works upon almost every branch of learning known amongst...
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