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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 Methodist Review, Volume 19; Volume 27; Volume 49

Methodist Church - 1867
...sacred books are written (Sanscrit) is of unfathomable antiquity, and, according to Sir William Jones, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more excellently refined than either ; and, in, the judgment of the learned, capable of expressing every...
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Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Part 33

Indic literature - 1868
...discourse, said : " The Sanscnt 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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Adam and the Adamite: Or, The Harmony of Scripture and Ethnology

Dominick M'Causland - Ethnology - 1868 - 324 pages
...the most complete and polished of all the languages of the earth. Sir William Jones describes it as " more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more refined than either." It ceased to be a living language about 400 BC ; but has been preserved in the...
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Seers of the Ages: Embracing Spiritualism, Past and Present

James Martin Peebles - Spiritualism - 1869 - 376 pages
...and beauty of this language, Sir William further says : " The Sanscrit is of a wonderful ptructure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." One of the profoundest thinkers of Chinese antiquity appeared in the person of Lao-tse, between six...
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Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft: und orientalischen Philologie in ...

Benfey - Comparative linguistics - 1869 - 836 pages
...folgenbermafjen : 'The Sanscrit language whatever may 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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Iliad Book One, Book 1

Homer - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 304 pages
...is a brief extract: 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 and in the forms of grammar,...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 580 pages
...Language, Preface 16:43 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, and in the forms of grammar,...
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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

Peter France - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 656 pages
...discovery of Sanskrit [II.1.2], which Sir William Jones in 1796 declared to be 'of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either', the new discipline of comparative philology was born, which led to the conceptualization of the IndoEuropean...
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Karmic Traces, 1993-1999

Eliot Weinberger - Literary Collections - 2000 - 200 pages
...IndoEuropean Hr-language: 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 Presence of Self

R. S. Perinbanayagam - Philosophy - 2000 - 299 pages
...historical linguistics: The Sanskrit language, whatever may 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 roots of verbs and in forms of grammar, than...
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