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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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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 4

1839
...from their view. Well might the prince of philosophers, with characteristic humility, exclaim — " 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 prettier shell than ordinary,...
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Quarterly register and journal of the American education society ..., Volume 11

American education society - 1839
...made toward the close of his life. "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 sea-shore, and diverting myself in, now and then, finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell, than...
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Inaugural Addresses by Lords Rectors of the University of Glasgow; to which ...

John Barras Hay - 1839 - 205 pagina’s
...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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The Metropolitan Magazine, Volume 27

1840
...a resemblance to a passage in Milton. " Sir Isaac Newton," says Spence, " a little before he died, said, ' I don't know what I may seem to the world,...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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The Christian philosopher

Thomas Dick - 1840
...was himself. He said, 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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The Rose of Sharon: A Religious Souvenir

Sarah Carter Edgarton Mayo - 1840
...what we are ignorant of is immense ; " and Newton, " 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 rinding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than...
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The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

1840
...mankind. 'I know not,' he remarked, a short time before his death,' 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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Importance of Practical Education and Useful Knowledge: Being a Selection ...

Edward Everett - 1840 - 419 pagina’s
...admirable 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 Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 38

1841
...inculcated, it would completely remove the invidiousness of elevated stations. Newton's Lost Time. 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 seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the First Epistle of Paul to the ...

Albert Barnes - 1841 - 357 pagina’s
...then shall I know even as also I am known. mark : " 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 by now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than...
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