It is impossible, I think, to read in one day four or five different books in different languages and treating of widely different subjects, and not lose sight of the very ends for which one reads.
The Alexander legend was the theme of poetry in all European languages; six or seven German poets dealt with the subject, and it may be read in French, English, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Flemish and Bohemian.
On 1 The Languages of India (1875).
If it is any comfort, languages won't truly be dead.
This little boy could speak two or three languages before he lost his hearing through sickness, and he is now only about five years old.