"Mikalojus Dauksas address To the dear reader, in his work Postile (1599), is like a hymn to the Lithuanian native language. I can find nothing more beautiful, glorious or pure in the whole of the Lithuanian languages literaryhistory."
By Justinas Marcinkevicius
"Mikalojus Dauksa raised a whole new viewalmost a rebirthof language. He recognized the following criteria in defining a nation: 1. A common geographic territory 2. Common traditions formed over the course of history 3. A common language. Dauksa considered the language to be a nations most important characteristic. He chose words of glorification when writing aboutlanguage."
By Albinas Jovaisas
"Mikalojus Dauksa interested me the most. He is like our Homer, who understood language in a broader senseas a manifestation of a patriotic spirit. For this reason I depicted him as an ancient prophet: focused andspiritual."
By Konstantinas Bogdanas
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