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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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Life in India

Caleb Wright - India - 1854 - 304 pages
...three thousand yejirs ; it is written in Sanscrit, a dead language of a " wonderful construction — more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." It is a portion of the Holy Vedas. In a peculiar tone of voice, he chants the sacred text, stopping...
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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1855 - 754 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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The Rivers of Paradise and Children of Shem: With a Copious Appendix, and a ...

William Stirling (Major.) - Bible - 1855 - 88 pages
...and Germanic race of languages. — Schlegel's Philosophy of History. The Sanscrit Language is 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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INDIA ANCIENT AND MODERN

DAVID O.. ALLEN, D. D. - 1856
...people. The Sanscrit is a highly polished language. Sir William Jones says : — " It is a language of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." Halhed says : — "As a language it is very copious and nervous, and far exceeds the Greek and Arabic...
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India, Ancient and Modern, Geographical, Historical, Political, Social, and ...

David Oliver Allen - India - 1856 - 618 pages
...people. The Sanscrit is a highly polished language. Sir William Jones says : — " It is a language of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." Halhed says : — "As a language it is very copious and nervous, and far exceeds the Greek and Arabic...
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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
...Hindostanee, the Bengalee, the Pali-Mahratta, &c. 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 the verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could...
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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...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 the Grammar,...
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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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Lectures on the Science of Language, Delivered at the Royal Institution of ...

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1861
...after the first glance at Sanskrit, declared that whatever its antiquity, it was a language of most wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a strong affinity. " No philologer," he writes, " could examine the Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin,...
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