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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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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 Latin, and 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...
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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
...Bengalee, the Pali-Mahratta, &c. 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 the verbs and in the forms of...
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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 - American 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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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...and more exquisitely refined than either." It is, in short, the most perfect and most beautiful language in existence. Its nouns, like the Greek, admit...
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Lectures on the Science of Language, Delivered at the Royal ..., Volume 1

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1861 - 399 pages
...glance at Sanskrit, declared that whatever its antiquity, it was a language of 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 strong affinity. " No philologer," he writes, " could examine the Sanskrit,...
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Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal ..., Volume 1

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1862
...glance at Sanskrit, declared that whatever its antiquity, it was a language of 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 strong affinity. " No philologer," he writes, " could examine the Sanskrit,...
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Anglo-Indian Domestic Life: A Letter from an Artist in India to His Mother ...

Colesworthey Grant - Anglo-Indians - 1862 - 188 pages
...and philosophical works ; — " a language (in the words of Sir W. Jones) of wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." The Bengalee, which has character, though little or no literature, entirely its own, is but little...
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Education in India, an essay

Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe Cooke - 1864
...that literature is embodied. The Sanskrit language is styled by Sir W. Jones " a wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more excellently refined than either." Numberless are the grammars, dictionaries, and treatises on rhetoric,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 119

1866
...language, whatever be its * 'Lectures,' 1st Series. p. 139. 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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