Report of the ... Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

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J. Murray, 1848 - Science
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Page 293 - 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, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists...
Page vii - Meeting, or in any place where the Association has formerly met. 5. Foreigners and other individuals whose assistance is desired, and who are specially nominated in writing for the meeting of the year by the President and General Secretaries.
Page xlii - I repeat this statement ; and add again, that it is enough for me to be allowed to call such men my friends. My own avocations in later years have withdrawn me, as I have said, from the active pursuits of science ; yet it was necessary for me to attempt some review of its later progress. I will only add my firm belief, that every advance in our knowledge of the natural world will, if rightly directed by the spirit of true humility, and with a prayer for GOD'S blessing, advance us in our knowledge...
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Page 293 - ... who would take a view of human knowledge in the whole extent of it. And, perhaps, if they were distinctly weighed and duly considered, they would afford us another sort of logic and critic than what we have been hitherto acquainted with.
Page 299 - Sanskrit), its difficulties must long continue to prevent such an examination of the whole Vedas, as would be requisite for extracting all that is remarkable and important in those voluminous works. But they well deserve to be occasionally consulted by the Oriental scholar.
Page xxxiii - Shakspeare as to the corporal sufferance of the beetle trod upon be not litererally accurate — yet who is entitled to affirm the contrary ? — this, I think, is clear, that the child who is indulged in mutilating or killing an insect for his own pleasure, has learnt the first lesson of inhumanity to his own species.
Page 313 - XV. 215 (1866), the great importance of the Vedic vayodhai for unravelling the formation of Greek infinitives in The Infinitive in Bengali. At a still earlier time, in 1847, in my ' Essay on Bengali,' I said : ' As the infinitives of the Indo-Germanic languages must be regarded as the absolute cases of a verbal noun, it is probable. that in Bengali the infinitive in ite was also originally a locative, which expressed not only local situation, but also movement towards some object, as an end, whether...
Page v - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.

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