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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 seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth... "
Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Work ... - Side 198
af Thomas Martin - 1835 - 367 sider
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The Athenaeum and Literary Chronicle, Bind 1,Oplag 63–92

1829
...Newton. — There is in the records of Newton a sentence in the spirit of Shakspeare -. ' I don't know what I may seem to the world ; but, as to myself,...like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting himself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

1832
...that he had done comparatively little. "I do not know, says 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 with now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean...
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The Philosophy of a Future State

Thomas Dick - 1829 - 308 sider
...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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Studies in Natural History: Exhibiting a Popular View of the Most Striking ...

William Rhind - 1830 - 247 sider
...charitable with regard to the opinions of others ! A little before his death, he said, " I don't know what I may seem to the world, but as to myself I seem...now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." From the conclusions...
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The Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review, Bind 9

1838
...he 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...and then, finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell, than ordinary; while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." When speaking...
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The Christian Philosopher: Or, The Connexion of Science and Philosophy with ...

Thomas Dick - 1830 - 527 sider
...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 iu now and llien finding a pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth...
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The Assembly's Shorter Catechism: Illustrated by Appropriate Anecdotes ...

John Whitecross - 1830 - 180 sider
...Isaac Newton said, a little before his death, "I do not know what I may af pear to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sen-shore, and diverting myself; now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

David Brewster - 1831 - 366 sider
...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...now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." What a lesson...
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Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting ...

1831
...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...sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a amoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered...
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A series of lessons, in prose and verse, progessively arranged [ed.] by J.M ...

James Melville M'Culloch - 1831
...reported to have said, a little before his death, — " I don't know what I may seem to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself by now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean...
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