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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 Quarterly Review, Volume 119

English literature - 1866
...whatever be its * ' Lectures,' lit Series, p. 139. antiquity, 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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The Conquerors, Warriors, & Statesmen of India: An Historical Narrative of ...

Sir Edward Robert Sullivan - India - 1866 - 432 pages
...beauty of the Sanscrit : — Sir William Jones describes it as " a language of wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." Professor Wilson says that " the music of Sanscrit composition must ever be inadequately represented...
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The European and Asiatic Races: Observations on the Paper Read by ..., Volume 11

Dadabhai Naoroji - Indigenous peoples - 1866 - 32 pages
...regard to the Sanscrit language, he says, whatever be its antiquity, it is of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either. § With all the above opinions of Sir W. Jones Dr. T. Goldstucker concurs. Horace Wilson thinks it...
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The History of India: The Hindú and Mahometan Periods, Part 20

Mountstuart Elphinstone - India - 1866 - 790 pages
...ancient and Sanscrit. modem 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."1 The language so highly commended seems always to have received the attention it deserved....
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 119

English literature - 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 exquisitelv refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots...
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The Homilist, Volume 9

Bible - 1867
...at all likely, indeed, that a language written, unlike most ancient tongues, from left to right, " more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either," should have sprung up in India in the very infancy of letters. Long, very long, before we knew anything...
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The Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 24

Bible - 1867
...following words : " The Sanscrit 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, and in the forms of grammar...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 17

David Thomas - 1867
...at all likely, indeed, that a language written, unlike most aucient tongues, from left to right, " more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either," should have sprung up in India in the very infancy of letters. Long, very long, before we knew anything...
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English Writers. V.1, Pts. 1-2; 2, Pt.1, Volume 1, Issue 1

Henry Morley - 1867
...Sanskrit appeared as a mine yielding only the purest virgin gold. The Sanskrit language, he said, was " more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." But later philologists, who hold that complexity and redundance are but signs of imperfection, think...
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Shinar, the Scripture record of the confusion of language and the dispersion ...

Dominick M'Causland - Babel, Tower of - 1867 - 48 pages
...introduction of it to the notice of the Asiatic Society in 1782, describes it as of a wonderful structure, ' more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than ca either.' When this ancient language came in view, and was submitted to the critical examination...
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