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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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Three Linguistic Dissertations: Read at the Meeting of the British ...

Chevalier Bunsen, Charles Meyer, Friedrich Max Müller - Bengali language - 1848 - 97 pages
...meaning.J) pir William JonesNwhen he first became acquainted with the Sacred language of India, said, "The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity,...exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a strong affinity;" and it would be difficult to characterise this language better than in...
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Report

British Association for the Advancement of Science - Science - 1848
...meaning. Sir William Jones, when he first became acquainted with the Sacred language of India, said, "The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity,...exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a strong affinity ;" and it would be difficult to characterise this language better than in...
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Report of the Annual Meeting

British Association for the Advancement of Science - Science - 1848
...meaning. Sir William Jones, when he first became acquainted with the Sacred language of India, said, "The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity,...exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a strong affinity ;" and it would be difficult to characterise this language better than in...
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Mithridates Minor: Or, An Essay on Language

Henry Welsford - English language - 1848 - 431 pages
...prima facie, this agrees very badly with Sir William Jones's elaborate eulogium, " that the Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful...than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more excellently refined than either." (Wilkins's Gramm. pages 36—39.) viII. The Sanskrit Pronouns are...
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The Bibel of Every Land. A History of the Sacred Scriptures in Every ...

Samuel Bagster - Bible - 1848 - 406 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 Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." Its nouns, like the Greek, admit of three numbers (singular, dual, and plural), and of three genders...
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The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources, Volume 9

Robert Montgomery Martin - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1850
...that language in the polished form in which Sir William Jones found it, when he declared it to be " of a wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either."* One only of the Vedas, the Sama Veda, has yet been translated into English. The translator, Dr. Stephenson,...
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The Respective Peculiarities in the Creeds of the Mahometan and the Hindu ...

Ernest Frederick Fiske - Christianity and other religions - 1849 - 147 pages
...by some reference to the language in which those books are written ; which has been pronounced to be "of a wonderful structure ; more perfect than the...than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either1." Sanscrit is still carefully cultivated; and, though it has long been a dead language, the...
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1851 - 659 pages
...entitled to the appellation " completely formed." Sir William Jones says, " The Sanscrit language is a 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 have...
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Comparative philology. From the Edinb. review

Comparative philology - 1851
...wonderful structure of the Sanskrit. He said, at once, ' that the old sacred language of India was more perfect than ' the Greek, more copious than the...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 ' grammar, than could...
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Sidath Sangarawa: A Grammar of the Singhalese Language

Vedeha (Thera.) - Sinhalese language - 1852 - 247 pages
...to quote from Sir William Jones, (vide his works, vol. I. p. 26,) " whatever be its antiquity, is of 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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