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" I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth... "
The Oxford Entertaining Miscellany, Or, Weekly Magazine: Containing ... - Pagina 27
1824
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Orations and Speeches on Various Occasions, Volume 1

Edward Everett - 1836 - 637 pagina’s
...that angelic modesty which marked his character, ' I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but to- myself I seem to have been only like a boy, playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in finding now and then a pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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The path of life

John Clunie - 1836
...his death, he uttered this sublime sentiment, — " I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or "prettier shell than ordinary,...
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The Philosophy of a Future State

Thomas Dick - 1836 - 276 pagina’s
...— and yet he declared a little before his death, "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 7

Englishmen - 1836
...his death, Dr Pemberton tells us, he observed : " I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837
...Wisdom. — There is, among the records of "Newton, a sentence in the spirit of Shakspeare, : — " I don't know what I may seem to the world ; but, as...I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting himself in now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettyer shell, than...
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Description of the banquet given in honour of ... sir Robert Peel ... on his ...

James Cleland - 1837 - 40 pagina’s
...not, said he, at the close of his illustrious career, " I know not what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy, playing on the sea shore, finding sometimes a brighter pebble or a smoother shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth...
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The Winter Evening Book

William Chambers - 1837 - 325 pagina’s
...his death he uttered this memorable sentiment: ' I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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Memoir of the Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy: Who was Murdered in Defence of the ...

Joseph Cammet Lovejoy, Owen Lovejoy - 1838 - 382 pagina’s
...of all that he had achieved : — ' I do not know,' said he, ' what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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The Sacred History of the World: Attempted to be Philosophically ..., Volume 2

Sharon Turner - 1838
...as if with a kindred feeling, thus mentioned : " I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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Inaugural address by lords rectors of the University of Glasgow; to which ...

Glasgow univ - 1839
...do not know," said he, at the close of his illustrious career, "what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, finding sometimes a brighter pebble or a smoother shell than ordinary, while the great ocean...
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