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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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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1855 - 900 pages
...only like а 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." See also Nichols's " Illustr. of Literature," vol. iv. p. 16. — TUDD. 1...
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The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art

1856 - 602 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." His body lay in state in the Jerusalem Chamber, was buried in Westminster...
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The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, LL. D. ... Eleven Volumes in Two..., Volume 1

Thomas Dick - 1857 - 892 pages
...rimy appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on thf sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscover* ed before me." And is it reasonable to believe,...
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The Constitution of the Human Soul: Six Lectures

Richard Salter Storrs - 1857 - 350 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.' And yet these 'smoother pebbles' which he had found, were the laws of gravitation...
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A General Catalogue of Books in Every Department of Literature for Public ...

1847 - 900 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 undiscovered before me." A further stimulus to the constant increase of our stores of knowledge lies...
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Anecdotes, observations, and characters of books and men. Collected from the ...

Joseph SPENCE - 1858 - 488 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."t — R. * Additions from MS. B. reader the following beautiful passage from...
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A Biographical Sketch of Sir Isaac Newton

Edmund Fillingham King - 1858 - 144 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." "He was generous and charitable" says Mr. Conduitt, "without bounds : he used...
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God Manifest: A Treatise on the Goodness, Wisdom, and Power of God, as ...

Oliver Prescott Hiller - 1858 - 482 pages
...only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself with now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all unexplored before me." Turn we now to contemplate another stream from this great Fountain,—the sparkling...
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A biographical sketch of sir Isaac Newton. To which are added reports of the ...

Edmund Fillingham King - 1858 - 158 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." "He was generous and charitable" says Mr. Conduitt, "without bounds : he used...
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The Behavioral Origins of War

D. Scott Bennett, Allan C. Stam III - 2009 - 302 pages
...like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. —isaac newton In this chapter, we test some hypotheses about the onset and...
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