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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... "
The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by R ... - Page 408
by Ossian - 1807
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The Quarterly Oriental Magazine, Review, and Register, Part 76, Volume 7

British - 1827
...read what has been written respecting Sanscrit. Because until the opinion of Sir William JONES — " that the Sanscrit Language,, whatever be its antiquity,...than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more refined than either,"* be disproved ; and it be satisfactorily shewn that the date of the earliest...
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Researches Into the Origin and Affinity of the Principal Languages of Asia ...

Vans Kennedy - Asia - 1828 - 324 pages
...Sanscrit forms an insurmountable objection : for Sir W. Jones has with the greatest justice observed that " the Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity,...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, than could possibly...
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The Southern Review, Volume 3

1829
...their existence, but no more! The Sanscrit language (says Sir Wm. Jones, third discourse on the Hindus) whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure,...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 than could possibly...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind ...

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...assertion. — See his Geography, \ ol. I. p. 718. t Edinburgh Review, Vol. XIII. p. 369. VOL. III. 12 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, than could possibly...
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An Historical Sketch of Sanscrit Literature: With Copious Bibliographical ...

Friedrich von Adelung - Sanskrit language - 1832 - 234 pages
... i 2 V AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF SANSCRIT LITERATURE. THE SANSCRIT LANGUAGE, WHATEVER BE ITS ANTIQUITY,...THAN THE GREEK, MORE COPIOUS THAN THE LATIN, AND MORE EXCELLENTLY REFINED THAN EITHER. SIR WILLIAM JONES. HISTORICAL SKETCH OF SANSCRIT LITERATURE, WITH...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 36

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1832
...millions by whom it is held in sacred veneration. Of the tongue Itself, Sir William Jones observes, " The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity,...wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek, mure copious than the Latin, and more excellently refined than either." if. Von Humboldt speaks of...
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The Mythology of the Hindus: With Notices of the Various Mountain and Island ...

Charles Coleman - Ethnology - 1832 - 401 pages
...merely, but our souls and) our intellects." Their ancient language, the Sanscrit, is described as being more perfect than the Greek, — more copious than...Latin, — and more exquisitely refined than either. It has been urged against them, by some most respectable authors, that their deities are nothing but...
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Oriental Memoirs: A Narrative of Seventeen Years ..., Part 68, Volume 2

James Forbes - India - 1834
...inexhaustible mine of Hindoo literature, art, and science; which, Sir William Jones says, is u a most wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek,...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, than could possibly...
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Illustrations to Oriental Memoirs, Volume 2

James Forbes - India - 1834
...William Jones says, is " a most wonderful structure ; more perfect than the BANKS OF THE NERBUDDA. 99 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, than could possibly...
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A Manual of Comparative Philology: In which the Affinity of the Indo ...

William Balfour Winning - History, Ancient - 1838 - 291 pages
...Jones soon after confirmed and added to Mr. Halhed's observations. He says,—" The Sanskrit language is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the...exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of 3 Uber die Zend sprache,...
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