Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Rask, Rasmus Christian (1787-1832), Danish philologist, was born of very poor parents, but was enabled to enter Copenhagen University. He made a special study of the Northern languages, and urged the importance of Icelandic literature. In 1816 he went on a tour in the East, and studied its languages, returning in 1823. In 1829 he was appointed professor of Oriental languages at Copenhagen. He had a most accurate and extensive knowledge of English, and produced in 1817 the first good Anglo-Saxon grammar. He published grammars of other languages also, and demonstrated the affinity between the Scandinavian and Latin, Greek, and Sclavonic languages.

“At the least whosoever has the spirit of Christ, shall find that spirit in him striving against that which is contrary, and by little and little gaining ground. Where there is no conflict, there is no spirit of Christ at all.”
–Richard Sibbes, Description of Christ