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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 ... - Seite 27
1824
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

1879
...utterance of his closing days is well known : ' 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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The Mirror of literature, amusement, and instruction [ed. by T. Byerley ...

Thomas Byerley - 1823
...inhale any sort of sustenance. NEWTON'S PHILOSOPHY. — Sir Isaac Newton, a little hefore he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem to the world, but, as to myself, I seem to have heen only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother...
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Essay on Instinct, and Its Physical and Moral Relations

Thomas Hancock - 1824 - 551 Seiten
...he died; and which shows his modest opinion of himself and his discoveries in Natural Philosophy. " I dont 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 myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier •hell than...
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The Englishman's library [ed. by E. H. L.].

Englishman - 1824
...the benefits he had conferred upon science, he replied, " Alas ! I know not what I may have appeared to the world, but as to myself I seem to have been only like a child playing with pebbles on the sea shore, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before...
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Sermons on the truth of the Christian Religion; to which are added three ...

William MALKIN - 1825
...the Bible, with piety and humility he exclaimed, " 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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The semi-sceptic; or, The common sense of religion considered

John Thomas James (bp. of Calcutta.) - 1825
...reported to have 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 smoother pebble or a prettier shell than...
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Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, Band 2

Walter Savage Landor - 1826 - 632 Seiten
...miracle : Newton, like Barrow, had no feding or respect for poetry. CHATHAM. His words are these : " 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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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors, Band 4

John Milton - 1826
...more than one editor, the following is told of Sir Isaac Newton : " I don't know," said the sage, " 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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The Christian Philosopher, Or, The Connection of Science and Philosophy with ...

Thomas Dick - 1826 - 397 Seiten
...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 seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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The Christian Pioneer, Band 6

1832
...do not know," he finely said, 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 sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or ' a prettier shell than...
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