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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... "
Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men - Page 158
by Joseph Spence - 1820 - 302 pages
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 5, Part 1

1809 - 604 pages
...' Sir Isaac 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...sea-shore, and diverting myself, in now and then finding a pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before...
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Edinburgh Monthly Review, Volume 3

1820 - 760 pages
...first is quite consistent with the humility, and the second with the greatness of his mind. " Sir Issue Newton, a little before he died, said, < I don't know...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 Literary chronicle and weekly review, Volume 2, Issues 33-83

1820 - 856 pages
...lamp for him to write tragedy by.' — The tame. ' Sir Isaac tVeiuton.-— Sir Isaac NeWibn, a littte before he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem...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,...
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker]., Volume 1

Charles Knight - 1820 - 636 pages
...profession. EDITOR— L. ANECDOTE, SIR 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...
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Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review, Volume 5

1822 - 494 pages
...Isaac, it is reported, a little before he died said, " I do not know what I seem to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, arrd diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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The Inverted Scheme of Copernicus: With the Pretended Experiments Upon which ...

Bartholomew Prescot - 1822 - 292 pages
...Conduit, that a little before his death he said, " 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 Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 1

1823 - 494 pages
...through which it could have received fresh air, or inhale any sort of sustenance. NEWTON'S PHILOSOPHY.— Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said, "...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 Oxford Entertaining Miscellany, Or, Weekly Magazine ..., Volume 1

1824 - 312 pages
...since the days of King Henry VII. Newton's Philosophy. — Sir I. Newton, shortly before his death, 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 $nd then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary,...
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Essay on instinct, and its physical and moral relations

Thomas Hancock - 1824 - 574 pages
...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 ma-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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The Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

1880 - 374 pages
...thee." 'ffcrto fot Rtoto in part." f"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seein to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting himself with now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst a great...
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