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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 Children's Picture Magazine, Band 29

1866
...did not know; and shortly before 'his death he said, " I know not how 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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Jack's edition of life at sea, or, The Jervian system in 183-, a series of ...

Jack (fict.name.) - 1843 - 466 Seiten
...one day be able to say, with the same genuine humility of soul, as the great Sir Isaac Newton — " I don't know what I may seem to the world, but as to myself, I seem to have been only a boy playing on the sea shore, diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier...
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Titian, a Romance of Venice

Robert Shelton Mackenzie - 1843
...that career which did so much for science, was — "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 Monthly Review

1843
...estimate of his great acquirements. " I do not know," he said, 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 Monthly Miscellany, Band 1 -Band 2,Ausgabe 2

Cazneau Palfrey - 1839
...at which we were once amazed. " I do not know," said Newton, " 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 Opinions of Sir Robert Peel: Expressed in Parliament and in Public

Robert Peel - 1843 - 480 Seiten
...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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Parallel History: Being an Outline of the History and Biography of ..., Band 2

Philip Alexander Prince - 1843
...littleness in thus speaking just before his death : ' 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, and diverting myself by now and then finding a smoother pebble, or prettier shell than ordinary...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...miracle : Newton, like Barrow, had no feeling or respect for poetry. Chatham. His words are these : — ' we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than...
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The author's printing and publishing assistant

Author - 1850
...Newton gave the following estimate of himself: — " 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 Family Library (Harper)., Band 26

1845
...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 pret tier shell than...
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