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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 Bible of Every Land: A History of the Sacred Scriptures in Every ...

Bible - 1860 - 507 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." It is, in short, the most perfect and most beautiful language in existence. Its nouns, like the Greek,...
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Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal ..., Volume 1

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1862
...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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Anglo-Indian Domestic Life: A Letter from an Artist in India to His Mother ...

Colesworthey Grant - India - 1862 - 188 pages
...laws, their great poetical and philosophical works ; — " a language (in the words of Sir W. Jones) of wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek,...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either." The Bengalee, which has character, though little or no literature, entirely its own, is but little...
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Education in India, an essay

Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe Cooke - 1864
...the language in which that literature is embodied. The Sanskrit language is styled by Sir W. Jones " a wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more excellently refined than either." Numberless are the grammars, dictionaries, and treatises on rhetoric,...
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The stream of life on our globe ... as revealed by modern discoveries in ...

John Laws Milton - 1864
...the very first, to find the key to this mystery in the Sanskrit, to observe that it was a Ianguage of wonderful structure, more perfect than the greek, more copious than the latin, more exquisitely refined than either, and that it was impossible to compare the three without arriving...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 119

English literature - 1866
...the founders. 'The Sanserit language, whatever be its * ' Lectures,' lit Series, p. 139. antiquity, antiquity, is of a wonderful structure ; more perfect...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 Quarterly Review, Volume 119

1866
...was one of the founders. 'The Sanscrit language, whatever be its * 'Lectures,' 1st Series. p. 139. antiquity, is of a wonderful structure ; more perfect...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 History of India: The Hindú and Mahometan Periods, Part 20

Mountstuart Elphinstone - India - 1866 - 790 pages
...acquaintance with those of other ancient and Sanscrit. modern nations entitles his opinion to respect, to be " of a wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek,...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 European and Asiatic Races...

Dadabhai Naoroji - Indigenous peoples - 1866 - 32 pages
...universal attraction. | With regard to the Sanscrit language, he says, whatever be its antiquity, it is of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek,...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 Conquerors, Warriors, & Statesmen of India: An Historical Narrative of ...

Sir Edward Robert Sullivan - India - 1866 - 432 pages
...will illustrate the beauty of the Sanscrit : — Sir William Jones describes it as " a language of wonderful structure ; more perfect than the Greek,...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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