Book: A Lecture on the Study of Comparative Philology
Author: A. H. Sayce

A Lecture on the Study of Comparative Philology By A. H. Sayce

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Pages (PDF): 30
Publication Date: 1876

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It is with a certain feeling of diffidence that I come before you to-day. The place which I now occupy has been occupied so often, and so much more worthily, by one of those masters and moulders of words who can throw the charm of interest and eloquence over the driest and most technical of questions, that I cannot help fearing lest the study I have at heart will lose from the short-comings of its advocate. The inevitable comparison will suggest itself between my plea for the study of Comparative Philology, and the well-remembered eloquence of a Professor who has made the science of language a household word in this country.