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William Jones (philologist) (1746 – 1794)


English philologist and student of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages.
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William Jones (philologist)
What constitutes a state?
Men who their duties know,
But know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain.
And sovereign law, that state's collected will,
O'er thrones and globes elate,
Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
Jones quotes
I have carefully and regularly perused the Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that the volume contains more sublimity, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains of eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever language they may have been written.
Jones
Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven,
Ten to the world allot, and all to heaven.




Voices of the glorified urge us onward. They who have passed from the semblances of time to the realities of eternity call upon us to advance. The rest that awaits us invites us forward. We do not pine for our rest before God wills it. We long for no inglorious rest. We are thankful rather for the invaluable training of difficulty, the loving discipline of danger and strife. Yet in the midst of it all the prospect of rest invites us heavenward. Through all, and above all, God cries, " Go forward!" " Come up higher!"
Jones William (philologist)
Than all Bocara's vaunted gold,
Than all the gems of Samarcand.
On parent knees, a naked new-born child,
Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled;
So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep,
Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.
William Jones (philologist)
Go boldly forth, my simple lay,
Whose accents flow with artless ease,
Like orient pearls at random strung.
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