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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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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols, John Bowyer Nichols - 1822 - 934 pages
...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 troth lay all undiscovered before me." MSS. Conduilt. The following inscription has been placed by...
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Essay on Instinct, and Its Physical and Moral Relations

Thomas Hancock - 1824 - 578 pages
...been only like a boy playing on the era-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 Spence's Anecdote-, by SW Singer, page 54. terial universe, as the bidden...
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The Oxford Entertaining Miscellany, Or, Weekly Magazine ..., Volume 1

1824 - 312 pages
...like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now $nd then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." CALMUCJiS. The following account of these singular people is given by Dr....
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The semi-sceptic; or, The common sense of religion considered

John Thomas James (bp. of Calcutta.) - 1825 - 416 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' — (See Turner's Collections from Town and Vicinity of Grant ham, 1806.) Such...
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Sermons on the truth of the Christian Religion; to which are added three ...

William Malkin - 1825 - 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." That enlightened and profound reasoner, Mr. Locke, in a letter to a person...
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The Christian Philosopher, Or, The Connection of Science and Philosophy with ...

Thomas Dick - 1826 - 414 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." The same sentiment might have been illustrated from the lives of Bacon, Locke,...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volume 6

1832 - 442 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 ordinary men! to the vanity and presumption of philosophers!...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors, Volume 4

John Milton - 1826 - 540 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." See also Nichols's Illustr. of Literature, vol. iv. p. 16. TODD. Ver. 335....
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Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, Volume 2

Walter Savage Landor - 1826 - 656 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." CHESTERFIELD. Surely Nature, who had given him the volume." of her greater...
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The Christian Philosopher, Or, The Connection of Science and Philosophy with ...

Thomas Dick - 1828 - 412 pages
...inventions, if his friends and countrymen had not been more jealous of his honor 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." The same sentiment might have been illustrated from the lives of Bacon, Locke,...
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