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Excerpt from Max Muller and the Science of Language: A Criticism There has appeared recently a new and revised edition of Miiller's well-known work on Language, * followed by the usual array of commendatory notices. Hence it may well be submitted once more to a eriti cal examination, in order to the determination of its true place in the past history and present apparatus of the science. For many it has been their first in troduction to linguistic study; and doubtless to a large proportion of English-speaking readers, es pecially, it is still the principal and most authoritative text-book of that study, as regards both methods and results. A work holding such a position calls for careful criticism, that it may not be trusted where it is untrustworthy, and so do harm to the science which it was intended to help. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."