THERE is an interesting paper in the Nineteenth Century1 for February last in which the colour-nomenclature in the Homeric poems and that of the modern Hindústání language are compared with modern English usage. The writer traverses to a great extent Mr. Gladstone's suggestion2 that the ancient Greeks were deficient in colour-sense (i.e. compared with modern Englishmen), and propounds the idea that the natives of India have a keen colour-sense.
"Light from the East on the Colour Question," by W. J. Furrell, p. 321 of Nineteenth Century for February, 1885.
"The Colour Sense," by the Right Honourable W. E. Gladstone, M.P., p. 366 of Nineteenth Century for October, 1877.
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