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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... "
Letters to a Young Student: In the First Stage of a Liberal Education - Seite 106
von Asa Dodge Smith - 1832 - 174 Seiten
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Band 5,Teil 1

1809
...philosopher himself estimated his acquirements, we may see from the following note. ' Sir Isaac said a little before his death, «' I do not know what I may appear...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 Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Band 90

1822
...We are informed, by his particular friend Air Conduit, that, a little before his death, he said, ' I do not know what I may appear to the world, but...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 Literary chronicle and weekly review, Band 2,Ausgaben 33-83

1820
...Isaac NeWibn, a littte before he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem to th'e world ; but; as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then miding asmoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst...
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The Edinburgh Monthly Review, Band 3

1820
...Sir Issue Newton, a little before he died, said, < I don't know what I may seem to the world ; but as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sen. shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a. smoother pebble or a prettier shell than...
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker]., Band 1

Charles Knight - 1820
...ISAAC NEWTON, a" little before he died, said, ' I don't know what 1 may seem to the world ; but, as 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...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - 1820 - 302 Seiten
...Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem to the world; but as 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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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - 1820 - 302 Seiten
...Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem to the world; but as 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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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Band 4

John Nichols - 1822
...people to know his meanin * See the queries subjoined to Newton's Optics. • | Sir Isaac said a little before his death, • • I do not know what I may...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 Inverted Scheme of Copernicus: With the Pretended Experiments Upon which ...

Bartholomew Prescot - 1822 - 216 Seiten
...believe. We are informed by his particular friend Mr. Conduit, that a little before his death he said, " I do not know what I may appear to the world, but...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,...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

1879
...great philosopher himself think on this subject ? The utterance of his closing days is well known : ' I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but...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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