Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Sir William Jones” in chapter 5, page 43 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

... heard the observation that as many languages as a person acquires, so many times is he a man. It was undoubtedly an important fact to the young poet to be brought thus early in contact with Sir William Jones and his twenty-eight languages. It is the experience of all that the gift of learning a variety of tongues is something which peculiarly belongs to youth. In Southern Europe, in Russia, in the Ea...

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