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LONDON

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NEW-STEEET SQUARE

ON

THE SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE

DELIVERED AT THE

ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN

IN

APRIL, MAY, & JUNE, 1861.

BY MAX MÜLLER, M.A.

Correspondent de l'Institut de France; Foreign Member of the Royal Bavarian Academy; Honorary
Member of the Royal Society of Literature, of the Royal Asiatic Society, of the Asiatic Society
of Bengal, and of the Société d'Ethnographie de France; Corresponding Member of
the Royal Sardinian Academy, of the Royal Society of Göttingen, and of the
American Oriental Society; Member of the Asiatic Society of Paris,
and of the German Oriental Society : Taylorian Professor in
the University of Oxford, Fellow of All Souls College,

&c. &c.

Opera naturale è ch' uom farella;
Ma, cosi o cosi, natura lascia
Poi fare a voi, secondo che o' abbella.'

DANTE, Paradiso, 26, 130.

THIRD EDITION.

LONDON:
LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, AND ROBERTS.

1862.
301. &. 141.
205 a 34.

The right of translation is reserved.

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DEDICATED

TO

THE MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,

BOTH RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT

TO WHOM I AM INDEBTED

FOR NUMEROUS PROOFS OF SYMPATHY AND KINDNESS

DURING THE LAST TWELVE YEARS,

IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT

ON THE

7TH OF DECEMBER 1860.

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