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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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Language as a Means of Mental Culture and International ..., Volume 1

Claude Marcel - Language and languages - 1853 - 416 pages
..."This language," observes Sir W. 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 grammar,...
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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 land of the Veda: India briefly described in some of its aspects ...

Peter Percival - 1854
...Jones's enraptured mind thus embodied its impressions : " It is a language of wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the 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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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart, Volume 4

Dugald Stewart - 1854
...historical record."2 " Whatever be its antiquity," says Sir William Jones, " it is of a wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious 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: Elements of the philosophy of the ...

Dugald Stewart - 1854
...historical record."2 " Whatever be its antiquity," says Sir William Jones, " it is of a wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious 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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India and Its Inhabitants

Caleb Wright - India - 1855 - 304 pages
...voluminous, and has been handed down from generation to generation for more than three thousand years ; it is written in Sanscrit, a dead language of a "...stopping at the end of each stanza to translate and uxplain. His hearers listen attentively to the exciting narrative, now convulsed with laughter at some...
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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1855 - 754 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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The Rivers of Paradise and Children of Shem: With a Copious Appendix, and a ...

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

David Oliver Allen - India - 1856 - 618 pages
...a highly polished language. Sir William Jones says : — " It is a language of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the 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
...a highly polished language. Sir William Jones says : — " It is a language of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the 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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