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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, whilst the great ocean of truth... "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 230
1809
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853 - 504 pages
...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 lay all undiscovered before me." " If I have done the public any service in this way," he writes also to Dr...
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The Dawning of Genius: Exemplified and Exhibited in the Early Lives of ...

Theodore Alois Buckley - 1853 - 446 pages
...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 all lay undiscovered before me." This modest estimation of his own powers was the natural result of...
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The Christian Witness, and Church Member's Magazine:, Volume 11

1854 - 652 pages
...inventions, if his friends and countrymen had not been more jealous of his honour than he was himself. He said, a little before his death, " I do not know what...ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." — Dr.T.Diclc. TEMPERANCE. You know the mean provision that John the Baptist,...
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The advanced prose and poetical reader, by A.W. Buchan

Alexander Winton Buchan - 1854 - 332 pages
...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 lay all undiscovered before me." What a lesson to the vanity and presumption of philosophers, — to those...
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Life's evening; or, Thoughts for the aged

Life - 1854 - 192 pages
...are like children playing on the sea-shore, and diverting ourselves, now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lies all undiscovered before us. But what we know not now, we shall know hereafter. Now we see through...
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The Solar System: with Moral and Religious Reflections in Reference to the ...

Thomas Dick - 1854 - 360 pages
...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 pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." 4. The subjects of astronomy to which...
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The Wesleyan methodist association magazine, Volume 18

1855 - 616 pages
...inventions, if his friends and countrymen had not been more jealous of his honour than he was himself. He said, a little before his death, " I do not know what...ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." — Dr. T. Dick. BIOGRAPHY. MR. JOHN KETLEY, OF ERBISTOCK. MB. JOHN KETLEY...
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Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, Volume 2

David Brewster - 1855 - 584 pages
...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, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." 1 The following anecdote is recorded by Conduitt, as showing Sir Isaac's indifference...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 39

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1855 - 554 pages
...been only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.' What a lesson to the vanity and presumption of philosophers — to those especially...
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The Dublin review, Volume 39

1855 - 554 pages
...been only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.' What a lesson to the vanity and presumption of philosophers — to those especially...
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