An ethnographic atlas [of the world].

9781235920431: An ethnographic atlas [of the world].

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ...prevail so extensively in it; nor have the modern languages impressed their form and influence upon it, as upon the English. The German has indeed, throughout, fewer admixtures of other languages in it, than any other European tongue, while the English has more than any other. While therefore in English almost all words have been first distilled through the alembic of the Greek, Latin, Gothic, German, French, Italian or Spanish mind; in German, with few exceptions, they all claim one common origin and bear in them the mark of a distinct national individuality. German literature is full of strength and beauty, to a degree even of almost Asiatic luxuriance. The more recent type, however, of the German mind is that of profound scholarship. The Germans are the self-chosen and world-accepted miners of the realms of science, and obtain the pure ore of knowledge, by willing, patient delving after it; which other nations convert into all the forms of intellectual commerce for the world1s good. Instead of the sense of nationality, which other nations cherish so warmly and of which their poets sing in songs of their fatherland, as only those can sing who have lost a once dear treasure: a sense, which, by their minute division into kingdoms and duchies, has been destroyed among them: they possess a broad cosmopolitan taste and consciousness, and have accordingly undertaken to be the stewards of the world1s intellectual riches, and purveyors to its mental wants. VI. The Celtic. This class of languages has not been appreciated until very recently, as having the connections, which it really does possess, with the great Indo-European family. To Dr. Prichard, that fine English investigator into the natural history of man and into ethnology, is due the honor of having first...

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